Grape: Falanghina. Region: Italy> Campania> Sannio. Notes: In Sannio the Falanghina must be sourced from hillside vineyards.
Description: The Falanghina varietal is well known grape from Roman antiquity when it was commonly called Falernian. Its origins are reportedly to be Greek. The renaissance of this varietal has been of interest since the turn of the century, when a concerted effort was to restore its reputation as a venerated Italian grape. Thriving from volcanic soils around Mt. Vesuvius in the warm Mediterranean climate, the grape berries are yellow skinned coated by a thin layer of wax. Well known for its citrus-blossom aromas and a slight pine scent, the wine shows classic apple and pear flavors with spicy mineral notes.