Fiano Di Avellino DOCG

Category: Wine – Still – White
Grape variety: Fiano di Avellino 100%
Region: Campania, Italy
Appellation: Candida (AV), Montefalcione (AV)
Producer: ORNETA

Description

The origins of Fiano are controversial. The vine is probably of Roman origin, since it was called Latin. About the etymology, according to Pliny – later quoted by Columella -, the name derives from Apianus, that is from Apiane grapes, whose sweetness particularly attracted bees. The first certain evidence dates back to the twelfth century. The wine was dear to the great emperor Frederick II of Swabia who recommended its purchase in Campania. It was also appreciated by Charles of Anjou, who wanted 16,000 vines in one of his royal vineyards in Manfredonia. At about 600 meters height s.l.m. in lands of sandstones and brecciole alternating with marls covered with pyroplastic materials coming from the Flegrei and then from Vesuvio, the Fiano di Avellino di Orneta is born in the countryside of Candida and Montefalcione (5.41 ha).