During my short trip to Rome I stopped by a few enotecas (wine-shops) and bought some bottles of wine. One of the bottles I bought is a 2011 vintage Fiano di Avellino. Produced by Feudi di San Gregorio in Campania, southern Italy, this white wine is made of 100% Fiano grapes. Even though the alcohol by volume is listed at 13% it can still pass as a summer wine.
On the nose I had herbs, (yellow) flowers and peach. The label also said that the wine should have aromas of orange but I didn’t notice them. The finish was long. Almost no acidity and a taste of minerals was present. At the Roman enoteca I spent 13.50€ for this wine. I don’t regret the purchase and will buy it again when the opportunity arises. It’s one of my first wines that was made of the Fiano grape. Looking forward to try more wines made of it. A very interesting grape in my opinion.
Feudi di San Gregorio is one of the more known wineries from the region of Campania. If you stumble over a bottle from Feudi di San Gregorio then you might as well give it a try. Their wines are popular around the world which was acknowledged by by Italian sommelier association which awarded Feudi di San Gregorio with the Italian winery of the year 2011 award.
I’ve enjoyed a summer salad made with Parmesan cheese, hers and nuts followed by bresalo (a ham made from beef), olives and variety of cheese. As you see it was not a full dinner and in fact I had this wine after dinner at a warm summer night. The high minerality would work excellent with grilled seafood. It comes with the DOCG quality assurance. Fiano di Avellino from Feudi di San Gregorio is recommended.
Have you had a wine made from the Fiano grape before? Did you like it? Let me know in the comment section!