Solo Fiano 2014, Michele Biancardi, Puglia

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Quite delicious plump peachy fruits with a touch of honey and spice.

I had mine with some grilled sea bass, but most plain fish dishes would do nicely.

Fiano di Avellino is probably the best-known example of this variety, and they can be excellent. Ampelographers speculate that it may be one of the oldest grape varieties, going back to Ancient Rome or even Greek times. Fiano is also proving successful in Sicily and Puglia too. I find some of the Sicilian versions a little too light, possibly because the grapes have been picked very early and/or high yields – Fiano does not crop heavily. The Michele Biancardi is one of the best I have tasted for a while from anywhere, a lovely, pure fruity wine at a very fair price.

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