Fiano an ancient vine of the Roman era, was named Latino to distinguish the vine from the origins of Greco. It is a rigorous vine that prospers well in soils of volcanic origin as in these clay deposits. Its etymology refers to Apanius and the apiane grapes mentioned by Pliny. Its name was traced back to the bees who would have been greedy to acquire the grapes’ sugar. Another hypothesis about this name arrives from a variety of apple (Appiana from Appio) or from an ancient synonym for the Peloponnese.
Located at altitudes between 350-600 metres, the vineyards of Feudi Di San Gregorio have extremely varied soil. This great diversity, range of cool micro-climates and the unquestionable ability of their winemakers all combine to produce beautifully balanced, aromatic wines that are seen as some of the best in Italy.
Their white wines are wonderful examples of wines with flair, class and elegance.
Soil: Volcanic, farmed organically
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 16/18 °C, followed by 4-5 months maturation on the lees with frequent batonnage for greater texture and mouth-feel.
Tasting Notes: Spicy aromas with undertones of fresh flowers, such as chamomile, just picked fruits and candied citron. On the palate, there are typical notes of softness of the variety, balanced by freshness and minerality.
Ideal With: Seafood, grilled seafood and white meats.
Dry/Sweet Value (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet): 1
Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 93 points
“I’m a huge fan of this beautiful wine. The 2016 Fiano di Avellino Pietracalda is balanced, tonic and tight. It shows an impressive level of fruit purity with pear, Golden Delicious apple, honey and a touch of exotic saffron. The mouthfeel leaves a lasting impression, thanks to the wine’s creamy density. Of course, like all great whites from this region, you get that sharp mineral definition as well.” Monica Larner August 2017