Fiano di Avellino 2017, Lapilli, Italy
If you like Albariño, try this Italian gem; textured yet mineral and great with seafood
Fiano is the grape and Avellino is its top wine region, in Campania - between the Med and the Apennine Mountains. Some believe it’s a grape the Romans knew, but the first proper written mention was in the 13th century. So it’s been around a while.
This wine hasn’t seen any oak, but it does sit of its lees (a nicer way of saying the fermentation lefovers) which gives it some body and texture. Like a lot of Italian whites, this doesn’t scream from the glass with sexy aromas. Rather it draws you in as you savour it - especially with food.
Textured yet mineral - kind of like and Italian Albarino - and nice on its own but brilliant with shellfish, roast fish and seafood pasta and risotto.