Clean and stony, Fiano lends itself to a simple stainless-steel fermentation and maturation in the cellar. The 2019 was sourced a single vineyard in northwest Paso Robles that produces intensely flavorful fruit with plentry of lively acidity. Destemmed and crushed in the early a.m., the grapes are left to soak on its skins for a few hours before a delicate basket pressing. It then proceeds untouched through alcoholic and partial malolactic fermentation, then filltered and bottled in mid February.
Along with its red Campanian cousin Aglianico, Fiano is entirely suited to the southern Italian-like warm and dry climate of Paso Robles. Lively aromas of stonefuit and marzipan. The structured palate shows flavours of honey, lemon, wet rocks, little candied ginger on the finish.