Country: Italy Region: Puglia
Producer: Mandrarossa Vintage: 2021
Varietal: Fiano Colour: White Style: Dry
An all-time record for wines tasted at the world’s largest wine competition, it’s quite possible that Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 marks the largest-ever wine competition to be held in history. And of the record-breaking 18,244 wines tasted, just 50 were awarded the competition’s top accolade – Best in Show. Among this exclusive list is the 2021 Fiano from Mandrarossa, awarded 97 points by the panel of experts, making it the Best Overall Italian White Wine.
Mandrarossa wines are unique Sicilian wines that are symbolized by a rich heritage and winemaking culture. Located in the south western Sicilian coast, Mandrarossa vineyards are blessed with a rich microclimate and fertile soils that help to bring the best out of the Menfi and Terre Sicane territories in Italy. As a wine lover, you would love to taste the wines crafted from the full-bodied grapes grown here. This is because there are diverse types of soils here, with limestone being the most dominant variety of them all.
The winemakers take extreme care in ensuring that the grapes are grown in a 100% natural environment here, thereby helping to retain the full flavours and aroma of the fruit.
This Fiano has a bold character thanks to the perfect balance between freshness and acidity. These characteristics, combined with the intense citrus flavours, make it unique. It's a great example of a big producer creating a quality product by using top quality expertise from outside the area. A combination of typically clean and bright "Italian white wine" drinkability, with textural richness and interest from Fiano - one of the very best southern Italian grape varieties, and a top tier white wine to try this year.
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