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Fiano

Fiano is an Italian white grape variety that is able to produce complex and unique wines. It is grown primarily in the southern part of Italy, where it has been used in winemaking for centuries. This grape variety has a high acidity level, along with aromas and flavors of white flowers, ripe apple, honey, and nutmeg.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fiano has a pale yellow colour with golden hues. On the nose, it has intense aromas of white flowers, apple, honey, and stone fruit. On the palate, Fiano has a medium body with a pleasant, acidic character and a balanced finish. The taste profile is characterized by a mix of citrus and stone fruit, along with a hint of spice and nutmeg.

Fresh Fiano grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Fiano is grown primarily in the southern part of Italy, including Campania, Puglia, and Sicily. Campania is where it thrives. The best example of Fiano wine is Fiano di Avellino DOCG. It is also planted in McLaren Vale in Australia. In the vineyard, Fiano is susceptible to terroir. Depending on the weather conditions and the soil, Fiano can result in different style, from crisp and mineral to nutty and full-bodied. Fiano is known for dry wines, but it has great ability to adapt to a wide range of winemaking style including the passito sweet wines. Fiano is used to produce a range of unique wines. In Campania, the grape is used to produce a dry, full-bodied white with aromas of floral and fruity notes, as well as a hint of spice. In Puglia, the grape is used to produce a fresh, crisp white with aromas of citrus and stone fruit. In Sicily, the grape is used to produce a delicate white with aromas of apricot and almond. Fiano is a versatile food-pairing wine. It pairs well with fish and seafood dishes as well as roasted vegetables, or white meat such as poultry and pork.

Foods to pair with Fiano:

Asian food
Pasta
Pizza
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Fiano
Fiano was once widely planted in Campania and forgotten for decades. Until recently, the grape start to gain international popularity.

Top Wines with Fiano

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San Marzano Edda 'Lei' Bianco

San Marzano

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San Marzano Edda 'Lei' Bianco is a captivating white wine that showcases the excellence of the San Marzano winery. Crafted in the renowned San Marzano region in Italy, this wine is a true expression of its terroir. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the ideal Mediterranean climate, with warm days and cool nights, allowing for optimal ripening and flavor development. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The result is a beautifully balanced wine with a vibrant acidity and a delightful bouquet of citrus fruits and floral notes. Edda 'Lei' Bianco is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a perfect choice for any occasion.
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Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano Di Avellino

Feudi di San Gregorio

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Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano Di Avellino is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Feudi di San Gregorio. The wine is made from Fiano grapes grown in the Avellino appellation, which is known for its volcanic soil and high altitude vineyards. The winery's commitment to sustainable viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking techniques result in a wine that is both expressive and elegant. The wine is characterized by its bright acidity, complex aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, and a mineral-driven finish. Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano Di Avellino is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine with a unique sense of place.
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Planeta Cometa

Planeta

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Planeta Cometa is a premium white wine produced by Planeta, a renowned winery in Sicily, Italy. The wine is made from 100% Fiano grapes grown in the Menfi appellation, which is known for its sandy soils and Mediterranean climate. The vineyard is located close to the sea, which gives the wine a unique minerality and freshness. The winemaking process involves fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging on the lees for several months, which adds complexity and texture to the wine. Planeta Cometa is a full-bodied wine with aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and white flowers. It has a rich and creamy texture with a long and refreshing finish, making it a perfect pairing for seafood and pasta dishes.
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Tormaresca Chardonnay Castel del Monte Pietrabianca

Tormaresca

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Tormaresca Chardonnay Castel del Monte Pietrabianca is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery Tormaresca. The wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Castel del Monte appellation, known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The vineyards are situated on hillsides with limestone and clay soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. The resulting wine is elegant and refined, with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, a crisp acidity, and a long, lingering finish. Tormaresca Chardonnay Castel del Monte Pietrabianca is a perfect choice for those who appreciate high-quality, well-crafted white wines.
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Planeta La Segreta Il Bianco

Planeta

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Planeta La Segreta Il Bianco is a white wine produced by Planeta, a renowned winery in Sicily, Italy. The wine is made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties, including Grecanico, Chardonnay, and Viognier, grown in the vineyards located in the Menfi appellation. The vineyards are characterized by their sandy soils and proximity to the sea, which impart a unique minerality and freshness to the wine. The winemaking process involves a combination of stainless steel and oak barrel fermentation, resulting in a wine with a balanced and complex flavor profile. Planeta La Segreta Il Bianco is a refreshing and elegant wine, perfect for pairing with seafood dishes or enjoyed on its own.
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