Aromas of acacia and pear juice with hints of honey and freshly cut flowers. Lively flavours of tropical fruit and roasted almonds. Lovely texture and integrated acidity.
Fiano is perfect with seafood and poultry as well as many spicier Asian dishes. It is also one of the few white wines that can be served with red meat, especially lamb, pork or veal.
Serve cool not chilled, around 10-13°C Alcohol:13.3% Cellaring: 2020
Fiano is an aromatic variety believed to have originated in the Campania region of Italy, south of Rome. Thought to have been called ‘apianum’ by the ancient Romans the fiano vineyard is notable for the sheer number of bees it attracts, hence its name – obviously linked to the word ‘apiary’ for beehive. Knowing when fiano is ripe is a simple matter of seeing how many bees are buzzing around the vines!
The variety – ‘vitis apiana’ – is named in the world’s first great encyclopaedia of Natural History, written by Roman scholar Pliny the Elder around 77AD. Pliny describes apianum as one of the few Roman wines worth drinking.
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