James Suckling-Fiano di Avellino, Campania, Italy - ""A dense fiano with ripe apple, some pear and hints of stones. Bitter lemon, too. It's full-bodied, layered and flavorful."" Pairs beautifully with Italian cheeses.
Gorgeous Campania rises from its Tyrhennian Sea coastline, from ancient fishing villages and posh seaside resorts, past the city of Naples and towering Mount Vesuvius to hillsides lined with lemon groves, olive trees and grapevines. Though this southern region doesn’t yet enjoy the same reputation for great wines as Tuscany or Piedmont, Campania produces excellent wines, unique to the area, that deserve more attention.
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