2020 Limited Release Fiano
Currently the winemaking team’s favorite white, we are excited to see how the wines develop as the vineyard reaches maturity and its full potential. This varietal is native to Italy, predominantly in Campania and Sicily as it prefers a warmer climate. It carries its own DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita) rating as Fianodi Avellino in Campania. This is a fascinating variety in that offers some powerful aromatics both through ferment and in the bottle. The levels of tropical fruit aromas and flavors is extraordinary and with careful canopy management, loves the climate at our vineyard. Planted in 2016, Block 5M (2.51 acres) utilizes at simple VSP (vertical shoot positioning) canopy and is planted on 10’ x 5’ spacings with 1103P rootstock and Clone 1 Fiano. Harvested at 23.1 Brix, the juice was fermented for 28 days at 57F before being transferred to neutral white barrels to complete the ferment. This allows for a very gentle introduction of oxygen to further enhance the aromatics. The resulting wine has quite the presence.