Fiano

(fee-ON-oh)
Synonyms: Apiana, Apiano, Fiana, Fiano di Avellino, Fiore Mendillo, Foiano, Latina Bianca, Latina Bianca di Barletta, Latino, Latino Bianco, Minutola, Minutolo, Santa Sofia

Wine Name: Fiano, Fiano di Avelino, Apianum, Cilento,

Background: Fiano is a white Italian wine grape grown near Naples, Italy (Campania region) and on Sicily. It has moderate floral notes and tastes of subtle honey, nuts and spice. It is medium acid and similar in body to the Italian grape Falanghina

Classic Brands and Sources:Cantine Terranera, Mastroberardino, MandraRossa, Villa Raiano

Characteristics:

Style #1 – typical

Body – medium (-) to medium

Acidity – medium

Sweetness – dry but floral

Tannins – low


Wine and food pairing guidelines:
Fiano wine is very versatile in that it works both slightly acidic (e.g., tomato-based) and savory (e.g. cheese, butter) dishes.

Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
While in Italy it commonly is used with fish and shellfish, it also goes well with chicken, pork and veal with any sauces that are not strongly citrusy.

Cheese Pairings:
Boursin herbed, Brick, Derby, Feta (sheep’s milk), goat cheese, Gouda, Havarti, Majorero (Spanish hard goat cheese) Mahon, Bucheron (French goat cheese), dry Jack cheese, Cream, Neufchatel , Saint -Felicien (French cow;s milk cheese), Raclette, Pave Affinois