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Volume III | Fiano di Avellino

FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia's Vineyards and Wines.
2023 Edition

Ebook Amazon Kindle: € 18,40

The third and last volume in the FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia’s Vineyards and Wines series is dedicated to the most “international” of Irpinia’s denominations, with regard to not only nobility and expressiveness, but above all its ability to engender consensus among a wide group of enthusiasts and experts. We are talking about Fiano di Avellino, a wine-vine that is always full of surprises with its original and yet familiar profile to those who are well acquainted with the renowned terroirs of the great European whites, France and Germany in the lead, although it comes into being over a thousand kilometres further south, along the 41st parallel north.

One of the aims of this in-depth study is to reconstruct the historical stages that have led to Fiano di Avellino establishing itself firmly at the top of the Italian white wine sector, by connecting them to the main “technical” coordinates that help us navigate through current events. We try to do this through progressive levels of detail, using the same format adopted for the publications on Taurasi and Irpinia Campi Taurasini (Volume I) and Greco di Tufo (Volume II), but also in the so-called “Volume Zero” of the series (Introduction | The territory, its varieties and Designations of Origin).

As always with the invaluable support of maps, illustrations and data, we start with a summary of the white wines made from the Fiano grape variety offered under the FEUDISTUDI and Feudi di San Gregorio labels, accompanied by concise information on the communes and place names where they are produced. The prologue is followed by the first part, which focuses on the Irpinian cultivar: origins, cultivation areas, agronomic, oenological, expressive and evolutionary profile, the best pairings, descriptions and summary evaluations on all the vintages of the third millennium.

In the second part, we start really exploring the territory, examining the denomination in detail taking into account both macro and micro cultivation areas. Once again, we have opted for a method of mapping by geographical sectors, aimed at identifying areas in which significant factors of geo-winegrowing, pedoclimatic and expressive homogeneity are evident. This section also contains factsheets and maps of all the communes included in the PDO-DOCG Fiano di Avellino area.

The third part is dedicated to an in-depth study of the place names that the white Fianos produced within the FEUDISTUDI project are called after. Hamlets, districts and names perhaps also to be taken into consideration for possible Additional Geographical Units, should companies in the province of Avellino one day decide to take advantage of this precious regulatory tool for their PDO wines.

The fourth part of the volume contains a comprehensive documentation on the Fiano vineyards and wines included in FEUDISTUDI’s offer. It comprises aerial photos and technical data sheets of every vineyard parcel that contributes to the production of the Fiano wines currently included in the range, and detailed information on all the vintages marketed accompanied by character profiles, descriptive notes and recommendations for consumption.

Three appendices go to form the fifth and final part, where you will find the climatic and agronomic data collected on each vintage in which at least one Fiano di Avellino-based FEUDISTUDI wine was produced, along with a detailed summary of all the tables with production data and maps regarding PDO-DOCG Fiano di Avellino.

Production: Feudi di San Gregorio
Author: Paolo De Cristofaro
Graphic design project: Tiziana Battista
Language: English
Format: KPF readable via Amazon Kindle application on tablets, laptops and desktops (Mac and Windows)
Pages: 198
Maps: 48
Production data tables: 6

To learn more about the project and the publications in the FEUDISTUDI: Irpinia’s Vineyards and Wines