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Don Chisciotte Fiano 2016 (Skin Contact White Wine)

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One Line Description Don Chisciotte Fiano Zampaglione skin contact wine, Fiano, natural wine, perfect for cheese!
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Campania, Italy
Producer Pier Luigi Zampaglione
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Fiano
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir silt, dark clay and some areas of silica and sand
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Production Detail Generally a few days skin maceration in stainless steel, wild yeast fermentation in steel.
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Don Chisciotte Fiano Zampaglione, Orange wine, Fiano, natural wine, perfect for cheese! It is a lovely example of this characterful variety from Irpinia. Fiano from this area has distinctive aromas of hay, white peach, citrus and subtle salty notes. Don Chisciotte is a wine with a little skin contact but it is not a fully fledged orange wine. It is a subtle and elegant skin contact wine without heavy tannin or a very deep colour. With some Parmesan cheese and good bread and oil, it is an absolute delight!

Pier Luigi Zampaglione planted a few hectares of Fiano at his farm high up in the hills of Irpinia near Calitri. It is at 800 metres above sea level and this has a huge impact on the wine adding naturally high acidity keeping the wine fresh and helping it to age. The soils are a combination of silt, dark clay and some areas of silica and sand. Organic and natural from the start, Pier Luigi makes the wine slightly differently each year depending on the quality and style of the vintage. In 2010 he made 5 days of skin contact, in the 2011, 20 days and in 2012 and 13, 10 days. These are orange wines but not as extreme as some. The 2011 was pretty orangy and very spicy, the 2013 more elegant with less skin contact flavour. Whatever the year, the wines are fascinating and delicious.

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