Fiano is a fairly strongly-flavored white grape varietal which is used to make the highly regarded Fiano di Avallino in Campania.
Avellino is a wine region in the hills inland from Naples which has been in cultivation for more than 2,000 years. Fiano is aromatic, possesses moderate to high acidity and exhibits flavors of hazelnuts, honey, herbs and spices. It has medium acid and is similar in body to the Italian grape Falanghina.
A very versatile wine, Fiano pairs well with fish and shellfish and especially well with chicken, pork and veal with any sauces that are not strongly citrusy.
Cheeses that pair well with Fiano include herbed Boursin, Bucheron, Dry Jack, sheep-milk Feta, Gouda, Havarti, Mahon, Neufchatel, Pave Affinois and Raclette.