Fiano Di Avellino
From the highest parcel of his four hectare vineyard at Summonte.
Southeast at 650 meters.
Clay, loam, sandstone.
60 day fermentation with native yeast.
Aged in stainless steel for 12 months on the lees with frequent batonnage followed by at least six months in the bottle before release.
The 906 is the highest elevation parcel with very old vines. Only 3500 bottles produced.
Not everyone had an easy go of it in 2014, but Ciro Picariello has defied the odds of the challenging vintage. The 2014 Fiano di Avellino offers impressive depth and an enduring personality that does not come easy in a cool and soggy vintage such as this. The bouquet reveals exotic fruit and white flower around a core of sweet fiber and soothing texture. The wine doesn't have the broad presence that we saw in the 2013 vintage, but it makes up for that in terms of length and persistence. With 20,000 bottles made, this is a great value buy.
Bright pale yellow. Orchard fruits, hazelnut and pungent white flowers on the nose. Then concentrated and vibrant on the palate; extremely lively, almost tart acidity perks up sweet nectarine and apple flavors. Stone fruit and strong minty herbs linger on the energetic, very bright, downright lemony finish. This will likely prove very ageworthy.
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