About Ciro Picariello BruEmm Falanghina
Ciro Picariello BruEmm Falanghina is a single vineyard bottling from Campania, Italy. Bright aromatics and flavors of orchard fruit.
Ciro Picariello has become one of the star producers of Fiano di Avellino. He and his wife started their winery back in 1997, but their first vintage under their own label was not until 2004. Their 12 hectares of vineyard spread out over high elevation in the province of Campania. The two villages of Montefredane (1,600 feet above sea level) and Summonte (2,100 feet) dived the vineyards.
The harvest for the Fiano occurs in late October, very late for white wine. First, the grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted. Then, they press slowly with only the first press fraction used in the DOCG Fiano. The wines are then fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless tanks. Finally, the Fiano ages on its fine lees for an extended period between 11-12 months. The Irpinia Fiano is slightly shorter at 7-8 months. Use of SO2 is minimal; the wines are not filtered nor fined. The flagship white is the Ciro 906 bottling of Fiano made from a single parcel at 650 meters in elevation. This parcel has their oldest vines, the first planted by Ciro back in 1990. This wine is not produced every year, only in colder vintages with more acidity. It stays 12 months on the lees in steel followed by 18 months in the bottle before release.