Fiano and Greco go together!
75% Fiano 25% Greco
Fiano contributes the lovely white peach, apricot and rose notes; Greco has a very fine tannin structure that gives the wine its full body.
2011 was a good year and we felt that the higher percentage of Fiano kept the balance of previous vintages.
Yields were very low this year, and the end of summer was nothing short of perfect so the final phase of ripening happened very quickly.
Flavors developed earlier than usual and we decided to harvest at slightly lower sugar and higher acidity. As always for us, it’s all about listening to what your grapes are telling you!
Both Fiano and Greco grapes were so Germanic in style (we LOVE German white wine) that we were astonished. Weather and ripening conditions were ideal this year so there was no need to go through the appassimento – just cold co-fermentation of some of the prettiest Fiano and Greco that I have ever worked with.
The cold fermentation (7°C) retains all the delicacy and fruitiness of the varieties. The wine fermented VERY slowly this year; 3 months of tiny bubbles and great aromas.
It is a full bodied, astonishing white wine with complex aromas and a creamy long texture. A Mano Fiano-Greco 2011 has explosive floral notes, exotic fruit flavors, a crisp acidity and a long minerally finish.