Alois - Donna Paolina - Fiano di Avellino

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Overview: At the foothills of the Caiatini Mountains in the province of Caserta, the Alois family originally developed a reputation as quality silk producers in the 1800s during the reign of the Bourbon King of Naples, Ferdinand IV. The family’s fabric adorns famous walls around the world including the Italian Parliament, the White House and the Louvre Museum.

In 1992, Michele and his son Massimo Alois partnered up with the University of Naples in a quest to rediscover the ancient varieties of the Romans and Bourbons popular during the Bourbon era of Southern Italy in the 1800s. They grafted pre-phylloxera cuttings of Casavecchia, Pallagrello Nero and Pallagrello Bianco onto the estate’s wild rootstocks and ultimately revived the popularity of these quasi forgotten varieties. 

The 100% Fiano di Avellino comes from the Parite vineyard within Campania, whose organically farmed 20+ year-old vines are planted to a southeastern exposure upon beds of clay and limestone with fossilized shells. Once the grapes are harvested they ferment in 100% stainless steel. The wine then bottle ages between 3-4 months before release. 

Tasting Notes: Crystalline, pure, slightly salty, with juicy, ripe pear and the chalky texture/smoky notes that comes straight from those volcanic soils, this is classic, textbook Fiano. The grape is aromatically shy at first, but after a few minutes in the glass it brightens up with flint, lime and green apple. 

Pairing: White fish, braised greens, roast chicken.

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Format/ABV: 750 ml/13.0%

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