"This is like lying in a meadow on a hot summer’s day, soaking up the wild thyme, buttercup, lemon-grass and chamomile aromas. Limey citrus punctuates the summer-meadow on the medium-bodied palate, adding focus and direction. All comes together on the long finish. This is what top, young fiano is about."
93 points Vinous
"Firm with a spicy bouquet of sour apple, lemon zests and lime complemented by sweet florals and hints of smoke… a core of salineinfused acidity and tart orchard fruits. It leaves a glycerol-like coating of primary concentration upon the senses, which slowly melts away to reveal chalky minerals and an enriching nuance of almond paste."
92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Aromas of smoke, hazelnut and stone fruit form the nose on this classy white. The aromas carry over to the dry, elegantly structured palate along with ripe pear, lemon, bitter almond and saline mineral. A honeyed note lingers on the close."
Vinous Reverie Notes "Fiano is one of Campania's great white wine grapes and Mastroberardino is by a mile the dominant producer in Irpinia, the hilly Campanian hinterland of Naples." ~Jancis Robinson Winery: Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in all of Italy in terms of production, market impact, and innovation. This is one single family with a winemaking history which dates back to the early 18th century, and which is largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania's remote Irpinia area. The Mastroberardino family have earned themselves a place in Italy’s viticultural history as a guardian and protector of indigenous grapes of Southern Italy’s Campania region. The family has not just worked to maintain these varieties, but Mastroberardino has successfully turned would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties. This work of transformation began in earnest after WWII when Antonio Mastroberardino returned to his family’s estate to find it in ruins-- the result of economic hardships, phylloxera, neglect and war. Antonio refused to let his family’s legacy fall to circumstance, however, and he worked tirelessly to restore the land he loved. The Mastroberardino family achieved this restorative transformatoin by replanting existing vineyards and purchasing the best land they could find to focus on revitalizing Campania’s three ancient varietals of Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico.