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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Fiano, strongly flavoured classical vine responsible for campania’s Fiano di Avellino docg in southern Italy. Wines made from this variety are assertive but lack the aromatic lift of Fiano Aromatico, or minutolo. It is also planted in Puglia, Molise, and increasingly in sicily. The 2010 Italian vine census did not distinguish between the two Fianos but found a total of 1,376 ha/3,400 acres. Total Australian plantings had reached 1000 ha by 2012.