Fioranello Bianco, Tenuta di Fiorano
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Organic

Fioranello Bianco, Tenuta di Fiorano - 2019

Item # 37412 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$149.76 $134.78/ Case of 6
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The Fioranello white wines from the esteemed estate, Tenuta di Fiorano, are now made with Grechetto and Viognier grape varieties. This a fragrant, dry white wine with a distinct mineral texture that can only come from the volcanic soils that surround the ancient villa.


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Staff Pick Notes

Tenuta di Fiorano is unique winery in many senses. Owned by a royal lineage (there are several popes in the family tree over the centuries) they produce unconventional wines on an estate a few kilometers south of Rome.The estate was maintained for most of the twentieth century by the late Prince Alberico Boncompagna Ludovisi, a pioneer winemaker planting non-Italian varietals before the rise of Super Tuscans. Now his nephew Prince Alessandrojacopo is in charge and experimenting with new grapes. This white wine is part of the current regeneration. A blend of Grechetto and Viognier grown in volcanic subsoil, matured in oak and chestnut. The result is a delight. Superb minerality, herbs and flowers with a rich honeyed texture. The wines of Lazio are relatively unknown from the outside so half the pleasure is in the discovery itself.

- TD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Viognier

Some of the most intriguing wines associated with the white Viognier grape contain hardly any Viognier at all: in the Côte Rôtie appellation, wine must be made principally from the red Syrah grape, but up to 20 percent (often far less) can be of white Viognier. The practice of adding Viognier to Syrah began as a way of taming the very ripe, tannic reds of the hot Côte Rôtie ("roasted slope"), but...

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