2011 Tenuta Sarno 1860 Fiano di Avellino

SKU #1125258 96 points Decanter

 Intense mineral and dried white fruit in the nose and mouth, pears, hazelnut and flint in the finish.  (5/2013)

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Fiano is also seen designated as "Apianum," the ancient Roman wine made from the same thick-skinned, pulpy white grape.

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2013 | Send Email
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I've always thought Fiano d'Avellino was really good but never great, that was until I had this wine. Tenuta Sarno has more depth, more structure and more flavor than I can ever remember having before in a Fiano. The aromas are spicy and powerful while on the palate layers of complexity, alternating between a leesy, biscuit like richness and a slightly gritty tannin grip really make this wine's presence unmistakable. I would love to have this with a bigger, more structured fish like Swordfish although I'm sure many of you'd head towards Lobster. I really think this wine is stunning, you definitely need to try this!
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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2013 | Send Email
Haven't heard of Fiano before ? This grape is becoming very popular in the San Francisco bay area, thanks to a little restaurant called "A16", that has introduced alot of Southern Italian veritals to its patrons. A bright, fresh wine with pear, lime, lemon peel, toasted hazelnut with a mineral/salty notes on the palate, this is a very food friendly wine.

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