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
|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.
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