1993 Fiorano Fiorano Bianco Botte 25

  • Cult-Status Estate: Rome's Hidden Gem
  • One of the Top White Wines in Italy, on Par with Valentini's Trebbiano ($200)
  • Owned by Prince of Venosa of the Ludovisi Family
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About the Wine

In the heart of Rome, amidst the whispers of history and the shadows of the ancient Appian Way, lies the enchanting tale of the Fiorano estate. A story of passion, tradition, and an eccentric prince, 1993 Fiorano Fiorano Bianco Botte 25 is a wine that encapsulates the essence of its creator, Prince Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi.

Picture a secluded back room near the Trevi Fountain, where a select group of wine connoisseurs sits captivated by a dozen glasses of Fiorano’s white wines. Among these glasses, the 1993 Fiorano Fiorano Bianco stands out, a testament to the prince’s dedication to creating something truly extraordinary. This wine, made from the rare combination of Malvasia Candida and Sémillon grapes, defies the norms and expectations of Italian whites.

Prince Alberico was no ordinary winemaker. Inherited the Fiorano estate in 1946, he replanted it with unconventional grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malvasia Candida, and Sémillon. His approach was organic, with yields kept ridiculously low for maximum concentration. The prince's cellar was a marvel, with large numbered barrels covered in fine white mold, believed to be beneficial to the wine.

Fiorano’s wines were a well-kept secret, cherished by a fortunate few. Luigi Veronelli, a renowned Italian wine writer, praised the Sémillon as a refined rarity. These wines, with their magical ability to taste younger as they aged, have captivated palates and hearts alike. The 1993 Fiorano Bianco, with its lingering flavors and youthful vibrancy, is a perfect example.

Today, the Fiorano estate is managed by Prince Alberico’s son, Alessandrojacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi, who continues his father’s traditions with the same passion and commitment. The 1993 Fiorano Fiorano Bianco Botte 25 is not just a wine; it is a legacy, a piece of history that enchants with every sip.

Tasting Notes: Grechetto and Voignier.The 1993 Fiorano Fiorano Bianco Botte 25 is a remarkable wine with a deep golden hue and a complex bouquet of dried apricots, preserved lemons, honeyed almonds, and subtle white truffle notes. On the palate, it boasts a rich, oily texture with flavours of baked apple, candied citrus, and a savoury nuttiness, balanced by a distinct minerality. The oxidative notes add depth, leading to an exceptionally long finish of toasted hazelnuts and caramelised pears. Perfectly paired with lobster thermidor, aged Comté, or truffle risotto, this wine is a testament to time and tradition, ideal for sharing with fellow connoisseurs.

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