Translating literally as ‘my pace’ Miopasso sums up the Italian way of life. Taking everything in stride and savouring everyday life with a generous flow of wine is probably why Italy is the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world. Fiano is one of the classic Italian grapes, often known for honey characteristics; the Romans called Fiano ‘Vitis Apiana’ or Vine of the Bees. It’s also known for ageing well in bottle, developing nutty, spicy tones. The small grapes produce little juice compared with other varieties, therefore it’s more expensive and more difficult to grow. This dry white has aromas of peach and apricot with rich almondy, hazelnut characters.
Region: Belice Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Varietal: 100% Fiano.
Food Match: Thanks to it’s nutty characteristics, Fiano pairs beautifully with pesto dishes. As with most dry whites, seafood, particularly garlic prawns, are enlivened by a good Fiano.
From the island of Sicily, Miopasso is produced by TWP, a house responsible for 16 seperate wine ranges. The inspiration for Miopasso was to introduce the world to typical Italian grapes, produced and packaged well. Winemaker Stefano Chioccioli is tasked with bringing the provenence and style of each grape to the forefront of his products. Educated at the University of Florence and resident at multiple vineyards including Ruffino, Stefano has over 100 wines with three glasses on Gambero Rosso guide, many top points in magazines Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocat, and 100/100 awarded by Robert Parker of Wine Spectator.