This Fiano is truly gorgeous. On the label, a lotus leaf is represented and the symbolism here is important. It is known to be a flower of both purity and an expression of complexity, both of which Valentino and his family strive to achieve in this wonderful wine. Fiano, for them, is a Puglian variety whose aromas and flavours epitomise this symbolism perfectly. The result is a fragrant white, bursting with stone fruit and delicate florals, plus a mineral salinity on the finish.
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L’Archetipo is a winery with farming at the core of everything it does. Founded by Valentino Dibenedetto in 2010, it is now operated by himself and his four talented children Domenico, Maria, Andrea and Carlo. To quote Domenico: ‘The wine is just a tool’. L’Archetipo - The Archetype - is about defining and striving towards an ideal expression of their land through their wines, while restoring the land to its primal form as a ‘living, breathing entity’, teeming with microflora and microfauna, persisting in equilibrium.
The wine is a tool not only to guide them towards regenerating their soils but also to communicate the value of their broader mission to the world. The wines are produced exactly as they farm - intervening consciously, intelligently, and only where necessary to create greater balance and harmony.