Acante Fiano Salento IGT 2012

Castello Monaci

Castello Monaci found the Salento region to expand production to include Fiano. Fiano Salento offers greater freshness and minerality when compared to it's cousin in Campania further to the north.

Terroir: The Fiano vines are trained using the guyot system on soils made of clay and limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are typically harvested during the second week of September. Harvest is carried out at night to avoid exposing the ripe grapes to the heat of the mid-day sun. Grapes are crushed and macerated for a short time on the skins to encourage further extraction of flavor and complexity followed by fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tank. Acante Fiano is aged "sur-lie" in stainless steel for two months prior to release.

Additional Information

The 2012 Acante Fiano is straw yellow in color with a tropical nose of pear, pineapple and honey. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively with well balanced notes of fresh fruit and hazelnut.

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

    "Pale yellow. Exotic hints of banana, apricot and orange zest, plus a whiff of powdered rock. Rich, supple and sweet, but with lively, harmonious acidity lifting the strong stone fruit and wild herb flavors. The pure finish shows very good grip, brightness and length. Nino Negri in Valtellina aside, I have long felt that Castello Monaci is the best estate in the large portfolio of wineries owned by Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV). This wine only reinforces my belief."

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