CANTINE FALIESI "Faliesia" Fiano di AvellinoDOCG
The Fiano di Avellino is grown on the Irpinia hills, where the peculiar microclimate lends the wine beautiful notes of Bosc pear, honey and toasted hazelnuts. The acidity adds an extra splash of personality and makes it the perfect choice for pairing with richer seasonal foods. A long‐standing tradition of the Urciuolo family is to enjoy a glass with house made salamis, cheese, olives, figs and chestnuts during lunchtime in the vineyard.
Fiano \fee YAH noe\
A white grape indigenous to southern Italy with ancient origins, noted for it's elegant and intense fragrance. On the edge of extinction several decades ago, this varietal has been making a glorious comeback in Campania. Often planted around hazelnut plantations in Avellino it can possess a delicious nutty quality.
Region: Campania, Italy
Suggested Retail Price $27
One of Italy's oldest wine-growing regions, Campania dates back to the ancient Greek and Roman empires and is home to an impressive array of indigenous grape varieties, many of which are not grown anywhere else on earth. The rich volcanic soil combined with a hot Mediterranean climate make for wines of excellent character.
Vineyards: 15 years old
Soil: traces of volcanic ash and ancient clay
Altitude: 400-600m above sea level
Planting: A Spurred Cordon, with a yeild per hectare of 60q, a yield in wine of 60%
Harvest: by hand, end of October
Winemaking: small batches, cold maceration, 3 months in stainless steel tanks on its own yeasts at controlled temperatures
Production: 3,350 cases