Quality Italian whites have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and at the forefront is Fiano. Relatively unknown 20 years ago, it is now recognised as a grape with great potential, capable of producing deliciously aromatic, rich and fresh whites. What’s more they are still remarkably cheap. This offering from Tenuta Giustini in Puglia is the finest we’ve tried by a long shot, showing extraordinary balance and complexity for the price. A must buy
Fresh citrus and stone fruits, a smoky minerality, crisp acidity and complex spicy notes. A perfectly balanced and very moreish example of the style.
Grape variety: Fiano
About the producer
The Longos founded the estate in the early 1900’s, picking the land with the greatest potential for quality winemaking. They produce a small selection of reds and whites, all hand harvested and made with meticulous care. Since Maria Grazia Longo took the helm in 2005 the estate has increasingly been gathering plaudits at home and abroad.