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VADIAPERTI  Fiano di Avellino 2016  

Retail Price: $23

Value Rating: 3.8

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: March 28, 2018
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DDWA Score: 88

Great Value


Zesty, zippy, “electric” white wine with an unmistakable “minerality” weaving through. Smell and taste lemon zest, citrus blossoms, Granny Smith apple (skin-on), crunchy pear and crushed chalky rocks. The best Fianos (like this) marry tangy with creamy a la bright Chardonnay (think Chablis) and dry Riesling. Similar, but different. The Vadiaperti is spot-on delicious and invariably a great introduction to crisp, southern Italian white wine for someone in your wine-loving clan.

 

Fiano is grown is a small region in Campania, near Naples and the Mediterranean, south of Rome (it’s the SHIN of Italy). While Fiano has a long-storied history of delicious white wine, it tends to need an introduction (partly because there are so many other delicious, lesser-known Italian whites to also know). Vadiaperti Fiano is mature vine (25-50 years old) growing in a soil-stew of volcanic rock, ash and limestone soils. This is all steel tank fermented and briefly aged on its lees.

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