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Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2018
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This is a white wine imageClelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2018

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Vinous Media 93+
"Luminous straw-yellow. Captivating aromas of lemon verbena, jasmine, green apple, lime and minerals. Energetic and juicy, showing outstanding clarity and cut to the fresh flavors of apple, pear and citrus fruits. Closes long and clean with rising salinity and mineral nuances. Standout lemony, stony Fiano in the style for which Clelia Romano is famous. After a couple of vintages of unusually soft, riper-styled wine, I’d say the estate is back in top form ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #33789
Shelf at store:17a
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Vinous Media 93+
"Luminous straw-yellow. Captivating aromas of lemon verbena, jasmine, green apple, lime and minerals. Energetic and juicy, showing outstanding clarity and cut to the fresh flavors of apple, pear and citrus fruits. Closes long and clean with rising salinity and mineral nuances. Standout lemony, stony Fiano in the style for which Clelia Romano is famous. After a couple of vintages of unusually soft, riper-styled wine, I’d say the estate is back in top form with this beauty. -- Ian D'Agata"

Wine Advocate 90
"There is a nice intensity to the 2018 Fiano di Avellino Romana Clelia, but you need to wait for it. That aromatic intensity is appreciated in the context of an easy-drinking wine such as this that should pair with all kinds of vegetarian dishes. This wine cruises steadily somewhere between second and third gear; however, there is interesting complexity and depth as well. A whopping 80,000 bottles were made, but the wine does a great job of presenting the purity of this grape without too many extra bells or whistles."

Tasting Notes
"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."

The Wine
Wine Information:
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
Classification: DOC
Production area: Lapio
Vineyard surface: 6 hectares
Varietals and percentage: 100% Fiano
Soil type: Calcerous Clay
Exposure: South
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°
Alcohol: 13%
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.

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Clelia RomanoThe 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 wine that echoes the qualities of grand cru Chablis.

Vineyard Management: 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 occurrence. 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 sulfur is added to the wines as they leave the winery to ensure freshness and quality.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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