2021 Fiano IGT Terre Siciliane, Molino a Vento
Delicious Fiano, packed with tropical fruit, the bouquet a vibrant blend of refreshing lemon and spicy cedar.
The classically light flavours in this Fiano mean it will balance well with equally light dishes. Serve with a seafood pasta starter, or a prawn salad. We love it with our Sugo alle Vongole, clam and tomato sauce served with Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia, squid ink spaghetti for al real taste of coastal Italy.
The Fiano grapes which make up this wine originate from remote areas of Trapani, in vineyards grown on black soil that is rich in clay and silt, and largely resistant to drought. These characteristics make the land ideal for the growing of flavoursome, complex grape varietals.
The active but calm Mount Etna towers over the island on the east coast, spurting its red hot lava 24/7 and can be seen glowing at night. Other than producing a lot of tourism, Etna’s eruptions have provided the region with mineral rich soil that contributes to some of Italy’s best agriculture despite its arid climate.
Sicily’s cuisine has developed in partial isolation to the mainland, and so has a distinctive character. Street food is in abundance across the island, such as arancina, a deep-fried risotto ball filled with rich meat ragu (known to northern Italians as arancini). Sfincione is a light airy bread covered in tomato, olive oil, anchovies and onions – Sicily’s answer to pizza.
Sicilians pride themselves on their lemons, and they are arguably some of the best in the world. The sweet and very sour juice and rind can be used in lemon pastas or for the famous limoncello.