Fiano Di Avellino Wine


Fiano di Avellino is a DOCG, Italy’s superior wine classification, in Campania. It is based on the ancient Fiano grape, a name which is a derivation from the Latin Vitis Apiana, for the allure of its juice to bees (apis is Latin for bee). Documents show that Fiano is named in the register of 12th century Holy Roman Emperor Charles II. And in the 13th century, Charles d’Anjou had a reported 16,000 Fiano vines planted in his vineyard. 
Fiano exists in other parts of Campania, often as a blending component. But it is in Avellino, in the heart of Irpinia, where the varietal truly shines. The climate moderation from the nearby Appenine Mountains and the rich, volcanic and chalky soils in which it grows allow it to flourish. 
Fiano has a naturally high sugar content (hence the bee attraction) and there is a sweet sparkling wine produced locally that unfortunately isn’t destined for outside marketing. But the dry table wine version is what earned its Read more »

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