Ciro Picariello 2013 Irpinia Fiano DOP
Item Number: 8119
Sub Region: Campania
Appellation/AVA: Irpinia Fiano DOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Fiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay, loam, and sandstone
Elevation: 1,600 - 2,100 feet
Case Production: 833
The Irpinia Fiano is a declassified version of Fiano di Avellino DOCG from estate-bottled fruit. This base level Fiano is perfect for immediate drinking. Grapes for the Irpinia Fiano are sourced from vines at the perimeter of the vineyards that receive less sun with an average age of 10 years old. The high elevation (1,600 - 2,100 feet) creates a microclimate that can be as cool as some regions in Northern Italy, thus producing a wine with wonderful acidity as well as notes candied lime and gravel. The Irpinia Fiano shows similar characteristics as the DOCG but with less dramatic mineral and stony notes, perfect for current drinking.
Winemaking Notes: The Fiano is usually harvested in the second or third week of October. Grapes are pressed slowly. The wine is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel with native yeasts. Fermentation lasts for around 60 days. The gross lees are removed shortly before the fermentation finishes (the wine is allowed to go completely dry), then the wine is kept in tank on the fine lees for six months followed by 3-6 months in the bottle before release. Use of SO2 is minimal; the wine is not filtered or fined.