The production area of Fiano di Avellino is the largest of the Irpinian denominations, in relation to the extent of the territory: it includes, in fact, 26 municipalities located between the Valley of Calore, the Valley of Sabato, the slopes of Mount Partenio and the hills overlooking the Vallo di Lauro.
It is obviously a rather heterogeneous area from all points of view, where there are substantial differences in terms of the altitude of the vineyards, the microclimates, the farming systems, the exposures, the size of the plants and the relative harvesting choices.
Salza Irpina, a small town just a few kilometres from the provincial capital, is located in the eastern sub-area of the area, between the Monti del Partenio and the Monti Picentini: a place where water and springs abound, frequented since Roman times, as evidenced by archaeological finds found in the surrounding countryside, including coins and burial grounds.
Here the vineyard of the Di Meo family extends for about 20 hectares and includes four different vineyards of Fiano that branch out along the various sides of the hill on which the estate stands, with diversifications of soils, rootstocks and altitudes, a factor that helps to create an ideal heterogeneity, monitored during lengthy experiments of compartmentalisation.
Always reconciling tradition with modernity, in these vineyards Roberto Di Meo has expressed his attitude more than elsewhere: working with an intact and authentic raw material, in an absolutely non-invasive way, to produce white wines of great value, capable of growing over time.
Grape varieties: Fiano
Plant density (plants/ha): 3.500 / 4.500 / 5.000
Training system: Guyot
Soil composition: clayey / clayey-calcareous
Altitude: from 520 to 550 m a.s.l.