Clelia Romano

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 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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Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2017
93  James Suckling 
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
Item Number: 29648
Case: $227.40

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2016
100  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92+ "100% Fiano grown in calcareous clay soils with Southern exposure. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control, maturation in steel tanks for 6-8 months, 4-6 of which are on the lees."  The Wine Wine Information: Color: Straw yellow  Nose: Fresh, elegant,

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Pale straw-green. Wild, minty aromas of fresh apricot, green apple and botanical herbs, complicated by a hint of lemon verbena. Then honeyed and flinty flavors of minty apple and spicy stone fruit. A powerful and penetrating wine that finishes long and with rising complexity. --

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Bright straw. Lemon verbena and chamomile notes complicate ripe apricot and pear on the nose and palate. Rich and round, conveying a tactile mouthfeel that is no doubt due to the must staying in contact with the lees for 23 months. Finishes fresh and very long, with a lacy stony

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2013
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

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2012
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Gold-tinged straw-green. Mint, gin and tequila notes complicate aromas of lime, yellow apple and wet stone on the ripe nose. Then dense and smooth on the palate, with ripe pear and nectarine flavors carrying through to a seamless, balanced finish that features lingering lime,

Clelia Romano 'Colli di Lapio' Fiano di Avellino 2011
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 92 "Simply put, the 2011 Fiano di Avellino is one of the greatest Italian whites in its price category. Smoke, ash, incense and white stone fruits are all woven together in a fabric of extreme class, elegance and polish. Bright, saline notes reappear on the impeccably polished finish.

Clelia Romano 'Vigna Andrea' Taurasi Aglianico 2008
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+  "A rich, explosive wine, the 2008 Taurasi Vigna Andrea is endowed with superb depth and pure pedigree. Readers will have to be patient for the 2008, as today the wine remains remarkably primary and unevolved. With time in the glass, varietal aromas and flavors develop, adding

Clelia Romano 'Collio di Lapio Fiano di Avellino 2010
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2010 Fiano di Avellino comes across as intensely pointed and mineral, even within the context of this wine. Seashells, crushed rocks, minerals, grapefruit and white flowers are some of the notes that are woven into the wine's mid-weight, focused fabric. - Wine Advocate (June