budget friendly estate bottled italy

De Lucia Fiano 2010


I am always up for an adventure, especially when it comes to experiencing unique, character-driven varietals. In Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy Joseph Bastianich describes the white grape Fiano of Campania as “pesto in a bottle”, so I knew I had to seek it out. The De Lucia family has been growing grapes in southern Italy for many generations, Carlo De Lucia inherited the estate from his father, and now his sons assist him with running it. Carlo transformed the 35 acre estate from just providing grapes to cooperative wineries and large bottlers to producing their own estate wines.

Deep gold in colour, the aroma of basil pesto and traces of petrol rose from the glass. Captivating flavours of fresh basil and pine nuts joined sweet pineapple and honeysuckle notes in the light to medium body. Minerals, pine nuts, and hints of hazelnut comprised the buttery finish. Herbaceous with an engaging undercurrent of fruit and nuts, this is a rustic, charming glass well worth seeking out and enjoying with a fresh summer pesto.

100% Fiano
Estate Bottled by Società Agricola Carlo De Lucia Sas Guardia Sanframondi
13.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2014

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