DE FALCO FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2015
Expressive nose of soft white floral, bosc pear, honeysuckle and almond paste, with a palate of herbal notes, juicy tropical fruits, passion fruit, and a racy, bright lemon skin texture. Clean, crisp and dry with an elegant finish.
- Region: Campania
- Sub-Region: Fiano di Avellino DOCG
- Varietal: Fiano (100%)
- Soil: Tuffaceous Volcanic Clay
- Altitude: 400 meters
- Alcohol: 13.00%
Production Notes: Gently pressed, the Fiano di Avellino was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Expressive nose of soft white floral, bosc pear, honeysuckle and almond paste, with a palate of herbal notes, juicy tropical fruits, passion fruit, and a racy, bright lemon skin texture. Clean, crisp and dry with an elegant finish.
Pairings: Pair with Savello di Roma Pecorino, Leoncini Mortadella with Pistachio, or a scoop of Limone Sorbetto topped with d’Arbo Blackberry Preserves.
About Fiano di Avellino: This DOCG area was named for the Fiano varietal, which dates back 2000 years in this mountainous region of Campania. The grape flourishes in this area, thanks to Avellino’s close proximity to the Apennine Mountains, its mild microclimate, diurnal temperature variations and mineral-rich, volcanic and calcareous soils. To qualify for DOCG status, there must be a minimum of 85% Fiano, with the possible addition of up to 15% from a selection of Greco, Coda di Volpe Bianca and/or Trebbiano Toscano. The wine expresses immense purity of fruit, elegance and refinement, with notes of quince, orange blossom, spice and hazelnuts with an excellent underlying minerality and lively acidity.
About De Falco: Established inside the boundaries of the Vesuvius National Park, De Falco has been producing small quantities and mighty expressions of the classic DOC and DOCG varietals of Campania for generations. Soils rich in volcanic tufa and ocean influences of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea have been the hallmark of the wines of De Falco, where patriarch Angelo De Falco and now son Gabriele share their passion for producing wines with a truly unique sense of place.