28/12/03 – Feudi di San Gregorio (Italy) Fiano di Avellino 2002

Feudi di San Gregorio (Italy) Fiano di Avellino 2002
The 2000 vintage of this wine from Campania in southern Italy was Wine of the Week back in 2001. It was a wine I searched for in the UK market having visited the region a few months earlier, enjoying several bottles. Eventually I found a by-the-case stockist, and have been enjoying the dozen I purchased ever since. Now, the 2002 has been repackaged in a elegant bottle, and the best news is it stocked by Waitrose, so is easy to buy online or in stores. It still has that crystaline purity of fruit on the nose; luscious notes of peach, pear and almond, with hints of honeysuckle and spices. The fruit on the palate has a rich texture and hints of honey, but it is a the core of pure pear and apple fruit and shimmering acidity that dominates. This is a limpid and delicious unoaked wine of great poise and finesse. £9.99 Waitrose, Waitrose Direct