Fiano Puglia IGT
In keeping with a tribute to the local land, the process that goes into making Fiano is noninvasive and allows the characteristics of the local terroir to shine through. The resulting wine is aromatic, marked by notes of white flowers, tangerine, and lime. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.
The vineyards are located in Manduria, one of the finest zones for the cultivation of indigenous grapes of Puglia. All of the vineyards are organically farmed.
The vineyards are designed so as to fit perfectly into their surroundings: the vines are supported by wooden stakes at the head of each row, and by galvanized iron posts along their length. An irrigation system exists, but it is only used in periods of extreme drought.The soil in this area is limestone-based: it is very fertile and permeable, as well as being cool and a reddish ocher in color due to its iron content.
The wine undergoes 10 days of fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. It is then bottle aged for about 4 months prior to release.
Bright straw yellow color, even very intense with nuances of greenish yellow, it has an elegant, intense nose, with aromas of hawthorn and acacia blossoms that give way to a fruity weave of citrons, mandarins and tropical fruit. On the palate it is attractively tangy and medium-bodied, with a clean, delicately aromatic finish reminiscent of citrus fruits and fresh almonds.
Its freshness and delicately aromatic style is perfect for enhancing fish or vegetable based pasta and rice dishes, bean soups, and fried fish and seafood. Fiano matches well with savory glazed light meats.
Fiano Puglia IGT
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