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WINE PROFILE

MELIZIE IRPINIA FIANO DOC PASSITO

In November, the development of “noble rot” starts in the Fiano grapes in conjunction with the unique climatic characteristics of the vineyard. The drying process lasts more than 2 months, and after careful vinification, the result is an extraordinary passito with a unique concentration and intensity, and particularly rich in aromas and flavors.

APPELLATION
Fiano di Avellino DOCG

VARIETY
Fiano di Avellino 100%

VINEYARD AND SOIL
Santo Stefano del Sole, with a South-West exposure and a sandy, deep, rich in mineral elements and well-drained soil. The altitude is of 600 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with guyot pruning system and the density of plantation is 4,000 vines/hectare (about 1,600 vines/acre).
The yeald is of about 6,000 kg/ha (5,350 lbs/acres) and 1,500 kg/vine (0,340 lbs/acre)

AGE OF THE VINEYARD
15 years

HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
In November, manual harvest.

VINIFICATION AND REFINING
6 months in stainless tanks and about 12 months in bottle before release

SENSORY FEATURES

COLOR
Intense yellow with golden reflections.
BOUQUET
A wide range of aromas, including apricot jam, candied fruits, dried dates and figs, white truffle, dried fruits, caramel, exotic fruits and honey.
TASTE
Delicately sweet and balanced, intense and with delicious notes of toasted nuts, jam and balsamic nuances.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Appetizers

  • Mature and blue cheeses.

First courses

  • Delicate sauces fresh cheeses and nuts based.

Second courses

  • Soft and mature cheeses. It is ideal with all kind of desserts and as meditation wine.

 

AGING POTENTIAL
20 years and more.
SERVING TEMPERATURE
12 – 14 °C

 

 

 

LA TENUTA

Completely dedicated to the noble variety Fiano, the estate of Santo Stefano del Sole is the reference point for the production of Radici Fiano di Avellino DOCG and Melizie Irpinia Fiano Passito DOC.
In the highest part of the estate, thanks to the particular microclimate conditions that occur during autumn, the grapes are left on the plants to allow for the development of noble rot, thanks to which, during the drying on the vine, develop particular prestigious characteristics. The result is Melizie Irpinia Fiano DOC Passito, the first example of noble rot wine produced in Irpinia, that enriches and completes the expression of the qualitative characteristics of Fiano.

Santo Stefano del Sole

Estensione della tenuta: 10 ettari
Suolo: franco-sabbioso con argille in profondità e roccia madre di arenarie calcaree
Vitigni: Fiano di Avellino
Densità di impianto (ceppi/ha): 4.000
Sistema di allevamento: guyot
Esposizione: Sud-Ovest
Altitudine: da 500 a 600 m s.l.m.

PASSITI