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93pt Terredora Fiano di Avellino 2016

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Tired of all the big-name grapes and looking for something new - and gorgeous - to try?

Well, the hunt is over! On offer today for the great price of £15.95 is this southern Italian fiano; an indigenous grape variety that is prized for its flavour and expression.

Full-bodied with an enticing aroma and palate, this delicious Fiano has white orchard fruit, lovely minerality and super freshness that makes it wonderfully easy to drink!

Terredora have a uniquely large vineyard holding in Campania and, happily, vineyards in some of the very best sites where the grapes can ripen slowly, with plenty of time to acquire plenty of flavour and a good balance of sugars and acidity.

With such top-quality grapes at their disposal, the winemaking team know their job is to steer the fruit gently through the winemaking process, with the lightest of touches. This is an unoaked white that spends a few weeks maturing on its lees to give it texture and complexity. 

About the wine

The wine has a pretty straw yellow colour and, on the nose you’ll find delicate honeyed notes with floral touches, baked green apple and mineral notes too. The palate is dry, elegant with a fine backbone of acidity. The aromatic, white orchard fruit is expressive and lingers long on the palate. Quite the charmer!

As with all great wines, the success here is really due to the exceptional fruit quality. The winemaking is attentive and importantly, kept to a minimum.

The juice is held on the skins for several hours after which there is a gentle pressing to maximise the flavours. The juice is fermented at cool temperatures with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Further flavour is achieved by lees ageing for several weeks.

Appellation: DOCG Fiano di Avelino

- 93pts, James Suckling
- 3.8/5 Stars, Vivino Rating 

Grapes: 100% Fiano
Vineyard: Terredora vineyards in Lapio and Montefalcione
Cooperage: Fermented in stainless steel tanks
ABV: 12.5%
Drink: 2017-2020

About the winery

Walter Mastroberardino, the head of Terredora has long been championing the wines of Campania and has memories of taking bottles from this southern region as far north as Milan after the Second World War to share with the uninitiated!

His winemaking journey began in the 1970s in a combined effort with his brother. In 1994 and at the age 60 he started a new company with his three children. Named after his wife, they built a cellar in Montefusco, plum in the centre of some of the finest vineyards.

Terredora now control some 180 hectares of Campania’s finest vineyards located at the confluence of the south’s leading DOCGs. The property is strictly Azienda Agricola, which means that they don’t produce wine from grapes they don’t themselves grow. 

About the vineyard

Campania and the sub-region of Irpinia are home to native varieties such as fiano, greco, falanghina and aglianico, all of which prosper in the rolling succession of mountains, hills and upland plains divided by rivers and covered with lush vegetation. The microclimate is atypical of the south with cold, snowy winters and hot days and cool nights in the summer.

The fiano grapes for this wine are from ancient vines planted on the hillsides. The volcanic soils are rich in limestone and clay and enjoy the southern exposure that are kept cool by the mountain breezes. All grapes are harvested by hand.



93 Points - James Suckling
This is extremely minerally with lots of lemon rind and spiced apple character and some green payaya. Full body, plenty of flavor and an intense finish. Fantastic Fiano this year."

"Reminiscent of evening walk through a summer meadow, floral notes with peach and pear. In the glass a pale straw with long legs. Whilst on the palate it's smooth and voluminous filling the mouth, the peach and pear continues and ends with a hint of honeyed sweetness. 4/5 Stars

"Deep minerality. Slate and citrus. Campania never disappoints."  4/5 Stars

"Quite pale. Gentle rich aroma of peach and lemon with flavours to match. Slightly creamy. Nice finish."  4/5 Stars



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"Fantastic Fiano" Great value white from this native Italian grape
"Fantastic" 93 pt Southern Italian white - Save 20%
"Full body, plenty of flavor and an intense finish. Fantastic Fiano this year." James Suckling
"Deep minerality. Slate and citrus. Campania never disappoints." Vivino User
Tired of all the big-name grapes and looking for something new - and gorgeous - to try? Well, the hunt is over! On offer today is this great value southern Italian fiano; an indigenous grape variety that is prized for its flavour and expression. Ful
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