fiano di avellino d.o.c.g.
compagnia delle vigne
Vines have flourished for over two thousand years on the hills of Sabato River Valley, one of the areas of Italy where some of the most extraordinary wines in the world are made. The natural and millenary isolation of the people has helped retain ancient native grapes, while local ingenuity combined aromas, nuances and contrasts, while also perfecting vineyard and winemaking practice. One of the most prestigious whites in Italy, Fiano di Avellino Compagnie delle Vigne is a fragrant, elegant, full-bodied, sapid, fresh and structured wine. Its great expressive finesse makes it perfect to drink young but is also for people who enjoy white wines that improve with age.
Grape: 100 % Fiano.
Production area: from our own vineyards in the area between Montefalcione and Lapio.
Winemaking: the grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards and picked in the first ten days of October. A few hours after the harvest and delicate destemming, most grapes undergo cold maceration and then soft pressing. Clarity is achieved by static decanting, followed by fermentation at low temperatures (max 18 °C) for about 4 months. After this, the wine is refined in steel tanks for 4 months on the lees and then for at least 1 month in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: straw yellow color with golden reflections. A rich bouquet of toasty hazelnut, almond, honey, pear and flowery scents. Elegant and soft, this wine has a very bold structure and strong persistence.
Food Pairings: ideal with oysters, sea food, shellfish, carpaccio, high cuisine fish dish.
Best served at 10° - 12° C.
Compagnia delle Vigne
tells the story of this corner of Irpinia set, today as in the past, among beautiful vineyards, as recalled in the historic records written during the reign of the Kingdom of Naples.
There are many references to the village of Montefusco, the Capital at the time of the Principality of Ultra
(today the Province of Avellino), which had "two hundred and seventeen localities including Towns, Land and Farmhouses" under its jurisdiction. Dr. Francesco Sacco Abate described these rural lands in the geographical-historical-physical dictionary published in 1795 which was given as a gift to the Archduchess of Austria, D. Maria Clementina, on behest of the King.
To Her Royal Highness the Archduchess of Austria, D. Maria Clementina, Royal Princess of Naples.
"The King has deigned to allow Your Lordship to dedicate to HRH the Royal Princess Archduchess D. Maria Clementina the fourth volume of your Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom, a work both new and useful; by Royal Order and with my Royal pleasure I congratulate Your Lordship on your intelligence: you are hereby informed that the presentation of the Volumes to our Royal Persons should be arranged through the appointed Royal Secretariat of State of the Royal House. Palazzo, 25 October 1796, Carlo Demarco." Extract from the presentation in Naples of the fourth volume of the geographical-historical-physical dictionary of the Kingdom of Naples, MDCCXCVI.