Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 29648
James Suckling 93
“Wonderful fiano with sliced melon and hints of lemon rind. Hot stones, too. Full-bodied, layered and extremely flavorful with so much fruit and character. Gorgeous.”
Wine Spectator 90
“Light-bodied and minerally, featuring sleek, mouthwatering acidity that frames flavors of ripe apricot, pineapple, mandarin orange peel and grated ginger. Well-cut and lively, with a creamy finish.”
Vinous Media 90
“Golden-tinged yellow. Aromas and flavors of orange juice, tangerine peel, peach and botanical herbs. Dense and juicy, offering fresh flavors similar to the aromas, lifted by harmonious but vibrant acidity and noteworthy salinity. Finishes long and clean with building lemony cut…it exudes an almost atypical creaminess. Still, this is an outstanding Fiano that is just readier to drink than usual.”
"Straw yellow in color, this wine offers fresh and elegant aromas of white peach, nuts and white flowers. On the palate, it is both rich and soft, with a medium- to full-body and a very long finish."
Color: Straw yellow
Nose: Fresh, elegant, fruity, white peach, nuts, white flowers
Flavor: Rich, quite soft, fresh, medium/full-body, very long, persistent
Serving suggetions: Seafood, mozzarella cheese, white meat
Denomination: CAMPANIA BIANCO
Production area: Lapio
Vineyard surface: 6 hectares
Varietals and percentage: 100% Fiano
Soil type: Calcerous Clay
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control, maturation in steel tanks for 6-8 months, 4-6 of which are on the lees. Fining in the bottle for 6 months
N. bottles per year: 35000
Serving temperature: 10-12°
Dry extract g/l : 22
Acidity g/l : 6
Grape yield per hectare quintals: 50
About the estate:
According to the International Wine Cellar, “this young estate, founded in 1994, is the source of one of the finest Fianos made today, if not the best one.
The perfectly situated vineyards, at about 500 meters above sea level on highly calcareous clay soil and benefiting from wide day-night temperature differences, would rate grand cru status if such a classification scheme existed in Italy.”
The cool, windblown slopes of Campania’s bleak mountains host some of the most spectacular vineyards in Italy, planted to varietals that have been cultivated since the time of the ancient Greeks.
The estate of Clelia Romano is from vineyards around the Lapio village, northeast of Avellino, the “grand cru” growing area for the white varietal Fiano. This wine, vinified entirely in stainless steel, is pure class and elegance, with peach and melon aromatics and a vibrant acidity that gives it the potential to evolve over a decade into a golden-hued and mineral-ly wine that echoes the qualities of grand cru Chablis.
The estate will be releasing an Irpinia Rosso shortly; since the estate’s Aglianico vineyards are within the boundaries of the Taurasi DOCG, we anticipate an impressive wine!
Colli di Lapio is a practicing organic estate. Integrated insect and disease control is followed and only copper and sulfur-based products are used. However, the breezy, arid climate makes mold and insects a rare occurance. The estate fertilizes with organics every two years to ensure a quality harvest. Alfalfa is sown between the rows of vines to provide nitrogen to the soil - tilled in as green manure. Minimal sulfer is added to the wines as they leave the winery to ensure freshness and quality.