Tag Archives: fiano

Thirsty Thursday: Fiano, Castello Monaci, Acante, Salento, IT 2011

After last week’s Garnacha Blanca review, we delve into increasingly obscure depths this Thirsty Thursday. Fiano is our grape of choice.

Today’s example comes not from the vine’s famed Campania but further southeast in Salento: Italy’s sun-bleached heal-tip:

It is unbearably hot, flat, and dry here. That heat produces nearly half of Italy’s olives. Next, hot climate red grapes Primitivo and Negroamaro comprise equal thirds of wine production. Whites barely register. But Fiano keeps a heal-hold. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments