Pronunciation of “Bombino, Fiano”

Grape Varietal: Bombino & Fiano
Pronunciation: “Bom-bee-no” & “Feeh-ah-noh”
Tasting Notes: Pleasant sensations of yellow and ripe fruit, balanced with a good level of freshness and flavor
Food Pairing: Fish-based dishes, rice, fried fish
Serving Notes: 8-10C
Grape History: Bombino: Cultivated for a long time in Puglia, seems to be native of Spain, although there is no certain source. Regarding its name, in the literature it is reported that it derives from the shape of the bunch, according to a vision quite fantastic, looks like a baby with outstretched arms. From this, in fact, the name of “Bammino”, meaning in Italian dialect Child, derives to Bombino.More likely, ascertained the Spanish origin, derived from Bambino(=child) to Bonvino, as the letter “v” in Spanish is pronounced as in Italian the letter “b”, so in Spanish the word “Bonvino” is pronounced as in Italian “Bombino”. The term Bombino is therefore indicative of “good wine”.Fiano: It ‘an ancient southern vine whose cultivation fields back to the Roman times (Cariucci, 1907). It is believed that the area of ​​origin of this variety is the area of Lapio, on the east of Avellino. The word Fiano, was wrongly considered in the past as resulting from the corruption of the name Apianus (ape), and seems to derive from the name “Appiano” variety of apple, and Apia, now Lapia, location of the ‘Avellino.

In Puglia, under the Angevins (from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century.), it reached a significant level of notoriety.

Region: Puglia, Italy


Harvest: Early September
Vinification: Soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with controlled fermenting temperature at 14ºC
Aging: Stainless steel tanks and in the bottles
Bottling: During spring, with waning moon.
Alcoholic Content: 13,0% by volume
Sugar: 3,6 g/l
Total Acidity: 6,7 g/l
Location: Zecchino vineyard, at the foot of the Gargano, in the heart of San Severo DOC.
Altitude: 200-300 m above sea level
Soil: Clay and limestone
Density: 4500 plants per Ha
Trimming Technique: Traditional, handmade
Structure: Espalier trees


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