Fiano was once considered one of Italy's great white varities. Unfortunately, this reputation was lost as production levels ballooned to boost the export market and the increased strain on yields diluted the grape's personality.
Guido Marsella founded his winery in 1995 with a nostalgia for Fiano's glory days and a drive to produce the greatest expression of the grape possible. (We're a little bias but we think he's already there.) His Fiano shows the real potential of the grape when grown and vinified carefully in a high altitude and mountainous zone.
All of the Fiano on Guido's property comes from one 7 hectare vineyard in Summonte, the highest point in Avellino. (Guido and Ciro Picariello are neighbors.) The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel with some fine lees contact. He bottles after twelve months and lets it rest in bottle for another year before it is released.