Fiano is a grape variety of ancient origins that date back to Roman times. In that period it was known as Vitis Apiana for the sweetness of its berries so pleased to bees. After the hard period of the Sixties, during which we risked to lose the ancient heritage of the native varieties of the province, the obstinate work of Antonio Mastroberardino brought back Fiano among the most cultivated vines in the province of Avellino, generating enthusiasm for the growing outside the region too.
The estates of Manocalzati and Montefalcione are sited mainly on mid-mixture, loose and well drained soils on a South-East exposure and on avarage at 400 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with guyot pruning with a density of plantation of 3.000 vines/hectare on average and an yeald of about 7,000 kg/ha (6,240 lbs/acres) and 2.3 kg/vine (5 lbs/vine).