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Fiano (Italy)

Fiano is a white grape variety popular in Campania and Sicily in Southern Italy.

Typical Flavors


Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Orange Zest
Orange Zest
Honey
Honey

Flowers
Flowers
Pine
Pine
Spices
Spices
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts

Yellow Pear, White Peach, Honey, and White Flowers are typical Fiano flavors.

Hints of Pines, Spices and Hazelnuts.

Profile

Fiano has a medium body and medium acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium -Low
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif

Salads
Salads
Risotto
Risotto
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese
Pizza
Vegetarian Pizza

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork

Fiano is known for its strong flavors and waxy texture.

It goes well with many types of food, but in Italy it is most often served with seafood.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif. Salads.
Vegetarian Pizza. Pizza Scamorza and Zucchini.
Pizza Bufala and Pachino Tomatoes.
Pasta with Vegetables. Pasta with Seafood and Fish.
Fish. Seafood.
White Meat. Chicken. Pork. Veal.

Cheese:
Soft Cheeses. Mozzarella di Bufala.

If You Like Fiano

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Vermentino (Italy)
Verdicchio (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About

In 2003, the area around Avellino (Naples) received DOCG status.

Fiano di Avellino DOCG can also be called Apianum, after the historical Roman wine.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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