This is a vibrant wine with plenty of richness and elegant citrussy fruit. The attractive notes of orchard fruits lead through on to the palate to a fresh crisp mineral streak - if that's not a contradiction. Long and fragrant on the finish, this is a great wine that is delicious with summer salads, poultry and fish.
A real all-rounder and a great option to those New Zealand wines - bright, zingy and full of fruit.
A previous vintage was voted in the top 3 white wines in Italy, and we think this vintage is as good!
Don't know this Grape Variety?
Falanghina is an ancient Italian white-wine grape, reportedly of Greek origin. It is also said that Falanghina is the grape variety behind Falernian, the most famous wine of Roman antiquity and the inspiration for Falerno del Massico. There has been a renaissance of interest in Falanghina since the turn of the century, and there is now a movement to restore the reputation of this once-venerated grape.
Most Falanghina is grown in Campania (region around Naples/Napoli) in southern Italy. The vines thrive in the porous volcanic soils around Mount Vesuvius and the warm Mediterranean climate. As a wine, Falanghina can have a slight pine scent, but is better known for its citrus-blossom aromas, in particular bitter orange. On the palate it typically shows classic apple and pear flavors, depending on where it is grown, with spicy or mineral notes.
Interesting AND Excellent!
€15.99 per btl
€162.00 per case 12 (equiv. €13.50 pb)
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