This is a wine with an interesting story and it was nice to get to try it.  Roberto Di Meo utilized late harvest grapes but fermented it dry.  It was then aged in stainless steel before bottling.  The first release of the wine was in 2014.  The wine has gotten rave reviews from some critics and less so, from others.  It is made from the Fiano di Avellino grape in southern Italy.  Fans should keep an eye out as this is a difficult sell and will occasionally appear on close out sites such as WTSO.  As for this bottle, it bottle 7536/9000.  Light green/gold in color, very light and fresh and hard to believe it was 21 years since vintage (I am not questioning that however).  The nose is different with scents of wheat, pine, slight pear, and just a bit of nuttiness.  On the palate, this is clean and dry.  Some pear with a hint of herbs.  Long finish.  Very unique wine for sure.  I guess at the end of the day, Fiano is a grape to be enjoyed for its freshness, at least for my tastes.  Still, one must applaud taking a chance and trying this.  As was stated earlier, some people will love this.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2000
Current Price: 
$48.00USD

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