Scariazzo

Fiano

Puglia I.G.T.

Scariazzo is made from Fiano grapes; this variety, originally from the Irpinia area, was known as the Apiana grape (Bees Grape), since bees (api) preferred it for its sweetness. The vines are carefully selected and the wine is made according to Rivera’s long experience and its determination to maintaine authenticity and the real expression of its variety and its terroir. The grapes are harvested in the last week of August meeting an optimal phenolic ripeness.
The must ferments at a controlled temperature, 20% in new Allier oak barriques and the remaining in stainless steel tanks. It is delicious with appetizer and with elaborate first course meals, light meats, and with most seafood dishes.

Characteristics
  • Variety: 100% Fiano
  • Grape harvest: Last week in August. Vineyard yield: 90-100 q/ha
  • Wine making: 20% fermented in new French oak barriques and the rest in steel at 18°C.
  • Aging: 6 months in glass-lined cement vats on the lees
  • Tasting notes: Deep straw yellow; intense and compex bouquet with notes of acacia flowers; mineral, multi-layered palate supported by a good acidity.
  • Cellaring: 3-4 years
  • Alcohol: 13%