Falanghina vine: the Campania’s treasure

24 August 2018falanghina1260Views

The Falanghina vine seems to originate from an ancient greek-balkan vine strain and owes its name to the cultivation method on Falangs that means “tied to a pole”.

Cultivated in the area north of Naples, the Campi Flegrei, Sannio and the area of Casertano, the Falanghina vine had been forgotten for a long time, but it has been revived with success in the past two decades, because phylloxera does not attack these vines, thus favouring their cultivation. The single variety vinification method fully confirmed its relaunch.

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Falanghina is also the basic vine for many other valuable wines of the Campania region: the single varietal vine wines DOC Guardiolo, Sant’Agata dei Goti (also as passito), Sannio, Solopaca and Taburno, and the DOC white wines. The Falanghina name is often associated with the idea of a simple, table wine, somehow unpretentious, but the winemaking methods have constantly been improved in recent years, resulting in the production of an excellent and complete wine.

The Falanghina color is yellow-straw, more or less intense, with greenish golden reflexes. The notes are fruity, floral, with hints of citrus, honey and herbs. The taste is fresh, dry, and slightly acidic.

It perfectly pairs with typical seafood cuisine, cold dishes, white meat and cheese.