Don Chisciotte Fiano (Orange Wine) 2015

75cl Pierluigi Zampaglione Fiano Italy > Campania Something Special
A semi-orange skin contact wine. 12.5% alcohol. This is fresh, tangy and detailed with smoothness and sweetness. Tangy with a bit of tannin and nice fresh citrus and pear fruit, as well as a hint of fennel. 93/100 Jamie Goode Wine Blog Aug 2015

The estate of Pierluigi Zampaglione is part of the history of the area of Alta Irpinia, near Calitri. From 1990, it was amongst the first farms in Southern Italy to be converted to organic farming. In 2006 Don Chisciotte was created, a natural wine produced with certified organic 100% Fiano. This grape varietal has to adapt to the high altitude (800m), the poor windswept soil and extremes of temperature.  

“Golden in colour this Fiano undergoes seven days of skin contact which gives the wine fullness and a subtle tannic structure. The nose is faintly waxy, with dried apricot and a background smokiness. Dry, savoury and saline on the finish, but not without a core of sweet fruit. A complex and considered wine.”


MATT WALLS 16/02/2016
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