Ciro Picariello, Fiano di Avellino, 2019

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High elevation Fiano vines yield a chiseled, yet rich, iteration of a classic Italian white wine. The texture is full of ripe pear and peach, backed up by a powerful limestone-y minerality; it's got shoulders to age but will sing in its youth, too.
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Ciro Picariello

What are the great Italian whites? There are many promising categories. But an important one that is getting much attention these days is the traditional white grapes of Campania, including Fiano and Greco.

One of our favorite producers of these wines is Ciro Picariello. It's a domaine that specializes in white wines made from high-altitude vines, all native to Campania, grown in volcanic soils. Because of the high altitudes—up to 2,100 feet above sea level—it takes a long time for the grapes to get ripe, and they develop wonderful depth while preserving their natural acidities. With very minimal work in the cellar (natural fermentation, minimal sulfur), the pure essence of these grape varieties and their volcanic terroirs shines through in bottle.

How good are these wines? Very good! With fruit, minerality, verve, and that special sense of terroir, you can compare them without shame to the great whites of Burgundy, the Loire, or the Mosel.

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Other Italy

  • Grape Variety

    Fiano

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied