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Mar 26, 2024

This week I explore one of my favorite grapes of all time, Fiano! The grape makes some of the most exquisite wines you could imagine -- whites with layered complexity, age-ability, and unadulterated deliciousness. I discuss all aspects of the grape:


  • The historical overview of the grape and how Mastroberardino saved it from obscurity (Check out my podcast with Piero Mastroberardino here)
  • A discussion of Fiano in the vineyard and how adaptable it is
  • Some thoughts about winemaking and its effect on the grape
  • The aromas and flavors of the grape
  • Where it grows:
  • Italy: Campania (65%), specifically Irpinia, and within that area the Fiano di Avellino DOCG, with sizable quantities in Sicily and Puglia as well. Listen to my show on my trip to Campania here...
  • New World places: Australia, Argentina, the US

Photo: Fiano in Irpinia (Campania). Source: Consorzio Vini di Irpinia


I hope I convince you to try the grape if you haven't had it before. It is truly one of my "desert island wines" -- it's very hard not to love it!



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