In 1990, Ciro Picariello planted this vineyard, parcel number 906 on the official Avellino map. It sits at more than 2,100 feet above sea level, and Picariello makes wine from it only in cooler vintages when acidity levels are highest. Its high-toned character shines through in the wine’s abundant scents of white blossoms, mandarin orange and wildflower honey. Fermented with ambient yeasts, it’s juicy and complex, with citrus flavors that take on a bright saline streak and savory hints toward the finish.
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This story appears in the print issue of October 2020.
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