2015 Bianco Salento IGT "Mezzogiorno" Fiano (Morella)
Morella, "Mezzogiorno" Bianco Salento IGP, Puglia, Italy 2015100% Fiano STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, WAXY & FIRM, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED Low-yeilding, concentrated, and conducive to excellent quality, Fiano is a living legend. Drawing on 800 years of praise in Campania and Puglia, the variety is beginning to loom quite large once again as a contemporary contender as the greatest white of southern Italy. Its broad frame, vibrant acidity, and generous perfume conspire to ensure that it’s quite the head-turner. This example from Morella’s Lisa Gilbee, an Australian whose viticultural experience in both Australia and Italy dates back to the early 90s, is textbookishly captivating but stops shy of decadence with balance and restraint. Beautiful! Serving Suggestion: Pasta w/ calamari, tomato sauce, & ricotta. Aged sheep’s milk cheeses like pecorino.