Crushed & Cured

Michele Biancardi, Solo Fiano, IGT Puglia, 2022


Fiano may be better known in the Campania, but Cerignola is just across the Apennines from Avellino. It’s an ancient grape, but fickle and low-yielding. Here it’s grown on calcareous land.

Perfumed stone fruit with a twist of mint. Full flavoured, showing fresh apricots and pears with a mineral spine and incisive citric freshness. Plenty of substance too – a little skin contact in the press. It’s most akin to a fresh Viognier.

Country: Italy 

Region: Puglia 

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Fiano

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Michele Biancardi