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Colli di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino 2016

Considered by many to be the finest Fiano in Italy, a soprano like tension of bright citrus and stone fruits and piercing mineral depths. In 2010 this wine was judged best white wine of the year in Vini d’Italia and is often awarded Tre Bicchieri (3 glasses) by the guide. The estate has a lot in common with Benito Ferrara – both are in Campania, with vineyards planted at high altitude. Both make Fiano and Greco but Colli di Lapio is renowned for the former while Ferrara’s Grecos are rich and succulent. The estate’s first harvest was in 1994 but the Romano family have been viticulturists for four generations. Clelia Romano and her husband Angelo lived in Boston for 12 years and their daughter Carmela and their son Federico were born there. The family returned to Irpinia in 1980 when her father in law died, and this is now a family run estate: Angelo takes care of the vineyards, Carmela and Federico manage the vinification and the marketing, Clelia helps where needed. The area of Lapio is 600m above sea level and Fiano de Avellino is the top quality (DOCG) designation in Italy for the Fiano grape. A great wine to contrast with the Benito Ferrara Greco, this is more finely wound with a lancing acidity and salty bite that would see this pair extremely well with a fresh salad of grilled prawns, freshly shucked oysters or tantalisingly chewy squid.


  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Origin: Fiano Di Avellino / Campania / Italy
  • Grapes: Fiano 

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