FIANO DI AVELLINO, “PIETRAMARA”
The Fiano di Avellino takes its name from the variety that the Latins called Vitis Apiana. The grapes were so sweet that they proved irresistible to bees (“api”).
The wine, which was already highly appreciated in the Middle Ages, originated several millennia ago. An order for three “salme” (a measure) of Fiano is entered in the register of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. Charles d’Anjou must have enjoyed the wine as well, since he had 16,000 Fiano vines planted in the royal vineyards.
Appellation: Fiano d’Avelino DOCG
Type: white, dry
Grapes: 100% Fiano di Avellino
Tasting Notes: Fresh and minerally, slightly smoky with notes of lemon peel and pear. Medium body, excellent fruit, long finish carries a note of grilled pineapple and dried fruits.
Food Pairings: Perfect as an aperitif
Production Area: Pietramara Vineyard in Altripalda, province of Avelllino.
Vinification: Maceration on the lees. Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.