"Best Avellino in the world"!!!. FWC
"Ciro Picariello makes some of Campania’s most sought-after wines. The stellar Fiano di Avellio is made with grapes grown in the very high-quality areas of Summonte and Montefredane, and sees minimal-intervention winemaking: only the juice from the first press fraction and indigenous yeasts are used, very little sulfur dioxide is added and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Fiano wines age well in general, but Picariello’s especially so; should you find an eight- or ten-year-old bottle languishing on some restaurant wine list (unlikely in Italy), don’t hesitate to try it."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media 11/2016
The fruit for his estate-bottled Fiano di Avellino comes from two areas within the appellation, Summonte (around Picariello's house and winery), which is at 650 meters (2,100 feet) above sea level and Montefredane, at around 500 meters (1,650 feet) above sea level. This 2017 release is superb and shows vivid, myriad aromas and flavors of citrus and stone, and an enticing smokey/struck flint character from volcanic soil. On the palate there is bright, green-apple acidity, and great complexity. Fiano is one of the most age-worthy white wines in Italy, and this will go ten or fifteen years very easily. A beauty Limited.