Falanghina is an ancient grape, cultivated in Campo Flegrei, in the province of Naples and in the area of Mount Taburno near Benevento. The name derives from the word falanga which describes the local, traditional pole used for supporting the vines. The vineyards are south-east facing at between 250 and 300 metres above sea level and the vines are around 15 years old. The grapes are harvested in the second half of September and the beginning of October and after fermentation, they spend 3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, before further refining in bottle.
This straw yellow Falanghina is an excellent wine; dry, fruity and very refreshing with notes of tangy citrus but also sweeter tropical hints of pineapple and white peach. The good acidity keeps the wine balanced and refreshes the palate.
This wine is ideal as an aperitif and also matches particularly well with seafood and shellfish. With main dishes, it is a lovely accompaniment to white meats, vegetables and fresh cheeses.
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