The Fiano Italian Championship 2013: the list of 32 finalists (3/4)


Smoky and salty, with stony and sulphur matches’ aromas: this is Fiano wine and here are another 8:

Le Masciare - Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. Anbra 2012: a wine with dynamic and rhythmic aromas ranging between melon, peach and hazelnut and spicy and floral hints. Sapid and mineral, long and balanced.

 

 

 

Le Rose - Lazio I.G.T. Fiano Colle dei Marmi 2011: another surprise not originating from the Campania region is this wine producer from Genzano in Lazio that has rediscovered and re-launched, with the help of oenologist Luca D’Attoma, vine varieties that in the past were cultivated in the Castelli area, such as Fiano and Verdicchio (also known as Trebbiano Verde). The Colle dei Marmi features citrusy and floral aromas, a nose of white and yellow flowers and hints of dried fruit. The palate is rich and powerful with a Maquis finish.

 

Mastroberardino - Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. Radici 2012elegant, with a slight sugary residue well compensated by its sapid flavour and acidity. Very material, with a rosemary and sage finish.      

 

 

 

Pietracupa - Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. 2011: a great expression of typical flavours, with central smoky, gunflint and hazelnut aromas with the addition of white flowers, spices and citrus. Deep, complex and not to be missed.

 

Quintodecimo - Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. Exultet 2011: professor Luigi Moio, oenologist and reference consultant for Irpinia in particular, but for Campania in general, is never a disappointment. And his Fiano, despite the exuberance derived from using wood during the fermentation, is powerful and imperious, without sacrificing freshness and great balance. The finish has hints of medlar, honey and dried fruit.

 

Rocca del principe – Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. 2011: a great sprint for this wine that fully represents the recognisability of the Lapìo territory, with mineral and smoky aromas, hints of oregano and rosemary and dried fruit finish. Full, captivating, elegant and deep.

 

Salvatore Molettieri – Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. Apianum 2011by now Salvatore has matured experience with white wines too, and so the Apianum is at the same time material, sapid and mineral with a nose that varies between gunflint and citrus, with hints of officinal plants and citrus. 

 

 

Scuotto (Tenuta Scuotto) – Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G. 2011: plays its cards on fruits and gunflint. Complex, fine, harmonious, persuasive, leaves hints of peach and hazelnut. A very substantial Fiano, with one foot in tradition and the other in modernity.

 


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