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History and Etymology

It is said that the vine entered Italy through the port of Cumae, the ancient colony founded in 700 BC at the feet of the Phlegraean Fields. The Greeks had the habit of cultivating the vine letting it crawl along the round, but in Italy this type of cultivation caused mould on the grape and the colonists were forced to look for an alternative. So it was that the first winemakers understood that lifting the vine from the soil and growing it on wooden poles, phalangae in Latin, avoided problems of grey mould. From these supports, the Vinum Album Phalanginum was born, ancestor of our Falanghina.

Sensory features

Straw yellow in colour with golden reflections and just a hint of green. Swirling the glass lightly, the high density of this wine is evident. The bouquet is sweet and delicate, there is a dominant note of mature fruit and honey. To the taste, there is a high fullness and softness accompanied by a good persistence, characterised by honeyed sensations and subtle spicy tones. It is to be drunk young in the first two years, because of its complete aromatic refinement that is slowly unveiled in the glass, should not be tasted too cold, but at around 12 – 14° C.

Gastronomic pairings

Goes extremely well with raw seafood, crustaceans such as steamed oysters, prawns and fillets of fresh fish. The accompaniment with vegetable risottos, especially that with wild asparagus and, in general, with all grilled vegetables should not be undervalued.

WINE & CULTURE TOURS

campania wines

FOR GROUPS

up 18 people

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