2010 Sarno Fiano di Avellino

SKU #1079048

A single grape varietal. A single vineyard. Tenuta Sarno sets the trend and Maura Sarno is now the ?rst lady of Fiano. In homage to her father Dominic Sarno, well-known notary of Avellino, Maura set out to recapture the passion and great respect of her father for their land of origin, Candida, located 625 metres above sea level in the comune of Avellino. The desire was to make a Fiano, oldstyle. After completing her studies as Sommelier, she turned her attention to the land. Serious in her quest, she cultivated solely the one varietal and hired consulting Campania enologist Vincenzo Mercurio to work alongside her. Organically farmed, the vineyards are situated on 4.5 hectares and are planted on rich soil deposits of calcareous clay and limestone characteristic of the region- a phenomenon attributable to the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius, back in 1944. Citrus, foral notes and minerals blossom on the mid-palate of this rich, textured white. The long , elegant fnish gives way to notes of honey and toasted hazelnuts. K&L's notes - Hands down, one of the best Fiano d'Avellino I've ever tasted. (Chris Miller, K&L Italian wine specialst)

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/7/2012  | Send Email
Melon and honey notes with ashen-like minerality and savory complexity make this a truly evocative white that works magic with food. Seriously good Fiano here, with such persistence you will still be thinking about it long after the last sip.

By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/11/2012  | Send Email
Good fiano such as this is so distinctive, with its rich, nearly honeyed (yet fully dry) stone fruit flavors, slightly toasty/smoky savor (not from oak, but from the volcanic soil) and overall expression on the palate. A few co-workers and I recently enjoyed this wine with some prosciutto and what I like to refer to as the "ham of the sea," really good quality oil packed Spanish anchovies. Man, was this wine good with that food!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Campania