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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2008
Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2008
(search item no. 104777)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grape Fiano was known in antiquity as "apiana" as it was noticed that bees had a particular affinity for this vine. A rare vine traditionally found near hazelnut orchards, Fiano di Avellino appears to have adopted some of these notes into its flavor profile.

Straw-yellow in color, this wine offers a delicate bouquet of pears and toasted hazelnut, followed by hints of white flowers and tropical fruit. It is a perfect match for seafood, soups and white meats.

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About Mastroberardino:

Mastroberardino is Campania's most renowned winery, established in the 1750s by winemaker Pietro di Mastro Berardino. Pietro was awarded the professional title of 'Mastro' as testament to his skills in quality winemaking, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for ten generations and one that still continues today. Located in the town of Altripalda, in the ancient region of Irpinia, this family-based firm has long championed the indigenous varieties of this region: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco and Coda di Volpe. Today, Mastroberardino is universally acknowledged to have been the most important guardian of the ancient winemaking heritage of Campania.