Falanghina is a white grape vine, already known in Roman times. It was probably the Roman merchants who imported this grape from Greece, spreading its cultivation in the Center and in the South. In fact, it seems that the name of the variety Falanghina derives from the Latin “phalangae”, that is “tied to the pole” for the ancient cultivation system with which the vine was grown. On the other hand, Greek viticulture compared to the Latin one did not foresee the use of the stake as a guardian of the vine stocks. The nobility of the vine is also evidenced by the presence of a “Falanchina” in the Royal Botanical Garden of Naples. In the thirties, Falanghina is included among the best Italian vines, so much to hope for its diffusion in the South to improve production. Today the Falanghina in Campania is experiencing a moment of renewed rediscovery and enhancement.
Campania Falanghina I.G.T.
DENOMINATION: Typical geographical indication i.g.t.
GRAPES: 100% Falangina
WINE TYPE: White
VINEYARD LOCATION MUNICIPALITIES: Site in Benevento
ALTITUDE: 300 m s.l.m.
TYPE OF LAND: mostly medium mixture.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Espalier training with Guyot pruning.
PLANT DENSITY: 3000 vines per hectare
AGE OF VINEYARD: About 15 years
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 90 quintals / ha
VINIFICATION: Classic white vinification in temperature-controlled steel tanks.
AGING: In bottle for at least a month.
COLOR: Pale straw yellow with greenish reflections.
BOUQUET: Fresh and fruity with strong notes of citrus, green apple, kiwi and white flowers.
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAM: Very fresh thanks to a marked acidity in perfect balance with the structure of the wine.
PAIRINGS: Excellent with seafood, grilled fish, and also as an aperitif.