Fiano is a white grape variety that is most commonly associated with the Fiano di Avellino DOCG wine. It is known for its nutty and textured taste with floral and honeyed notes, spice and tropical fruit flavors like pineapple. The grape has been grown in southern Italy for centuries, and was rediscovered in the 1970s and 1980s. It thrives in the volcanic soils of the Apennine Mountains, and the terroir can have a big impact on the finished wines. Winemakers often use lees contact, a process where the wine is left to mature with the by-products of fermentation, to enhance its natural organoleptic properties. Fiano can be made into dry, sweet, and sparkling wines. It is also grown in Sicily, Puglia, and South Australia.