**Best in show at Decanter World Wine Awards - 97 points** Out of over 18,000+ wines tasted! The perfect wine for summer - floral and quite Viognier-like in a way, as highlighted by the Decanter judges. Everything is so perfectly in balance on the palate - zesty and spicy too, with dried ginger, pineapple, apricot and some bergamot too. Really lingers in the mouth. Phenomenal value.
"‘I have a longstanding passion for Fiano in Menfi as was keen to plant the first vines back in the late 1990’s as it thrives in our area close to the sea on limestone soils .The Mandrarossa Fiano 2021 is the first vintage release as an organic version which is particularly pleasing to have won such a prestigious award on its first outing!" Mimmo Gregorio, Winemaker
FROM THE PRESS
“Drunk as long ago as the thirteenth century (by Emperor Frederic II) yet abandoned and almost extinct by the 1970s, the Campanian variety Fiano's story prefigures that of the Northern Rhone's Viognier. There's a similarity in profile, too, notably the variety's captivating scent, which is much in evidence in the irresistibly floral aromas of this Value Best in Show from Siciliy. In the mouth, though, Fiano often has an acidic poise and freshness all of its own, combined with haunting flavours of citrus, nougat and grenadine -- and more of those fresh aromatic flowers. All of those notes are packed exuberantly into this energetic young wine. Submissive and shy it isn't, but there's Italian class here too.”Decanter World Wine Awards 2022