||fiore mendillo, fiana o foiana, Santa Sofia, latino bianco, minutola.
||End of September, beginning of October.
||Regular (60-80 ha). It is subject to watering, if it rains in June, at the time of flowering. Grapes are well preserved on the plant.
|Areas of cultivation
||Very common in the province of Avellino and the Murge in Puglia.
||The variety has been grown in southern Italy for hundreds of years, and many researchers have suggested that this is one of Pliny the Elder's viti apiane (although this is now widely contested). The first mention of Fiano comes in the 13th Century, and just prior to the phylloxera crisis of the late 19th Century, the grape was widely planted in Campania. Following phylloxera's devastating effects, the grape was almost forgotten until the 1970s and 1980s, when it was rediscovered first by local producers and then by consumers. Now, wines made from Fiano are very much in vogue, and are found on wine lists around the world.
||Leaf: orbicular shape, medium size, three or pentalobata with lobes just mentioned; Petiole breast open or U; Closed limbs with closed edges just overlapped, often uneven; Upper lip glaze, cotone bottom with first and second order aracnoid ribs, third cottone order; Flat flap; Revolving lobby, with corner to the rectum or obtuse; Surface of the smooth flap; Ribs on the bottom page of light green, on the top of the most intense green color; Slightly pronounced, irregular, convex and flat-convex side teeth, broad-based; Light green on the top and greenish side in the lower, opaque gloss; Thick flap; Fourth order ribs known protruding.
Bunch: small or medium (cm 10-20, g 70-150), clasped or moderately tight, pyramidal, with a well developed wing; Visible peduncle, herbaceous or half-legged, large; Green pedicels, medium size; Obvious looking, brown green; Brush short, green; Discreetly easy separation from the acine.
Acino: medium, elliptical, smooth cross section; Persistent navel; Slightly pruinous skin, golden yellow with amber-colored shades in the sun-looking part, of unobtrusive consistency; Colorless and sweet juice; Lightly crunchy flesh.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||Fiano's wine, with intense straw color, develops excellent toasted hazelnut scents, white fruit like pear and sweet spices to finish the olfactory note. Even on the palate it is structured, aromatic and persistent, expressing a very positive, complex and remarkable overall judgment at international level.
||This wine deserves important combinations such as crustaceans, seafood, or large fish paste in the bell-like tradition such as the tasty spaghetti on the rock. Also good with soft cheeses and white meats.