In a Nutshell
A wine of savoury depth and mineral notes from the characterful Fiano grape - balanced by fresh, youthful acidity
A fresh and complex white with lifted, lightly spicy, citrus and pear aromas. The palate is ripe and textural - with stony, mineral characters balanced by pear and stone fruit flavours, with a bitter lemon edge and a slight salty tang on the finish.
The Fiano grapes are sourced from: Montefredane (where the vines are grown in hard and chalky soils), and San Michele di Serino in Contrada Bosco Satrano, surrounding the winery. This second area is sub-divided into 4 estates (largely consisting of clay soils): Lapio, Contrada Arianiello, and Contrada Campore. After harvesting in early October, the whole bunches are pressed, and the resulting juice is fermented and refined in stainless steel.
The family-owned winery of Villa Raiano was established in 1996, in the village of Raiano, Campania. In 2009 a new winery was built – on top of a hill amongst vineyards and chestnut woods, overlooking the River Sabato near San Michele di Serino in the Southern Apennines.