2020 Cantina Giardino Fra93147042
WINEMAKER: Antonio & Daniela De Gruttola
REGION: Campania, IT
Believed to be a white grape used to make the famous Falernian wines for the tables of the Roman Emperors and mentioned already by Pliny the Elder, falanghina's name seems to refer to the Greek falangos and then phalange in Latin, with a curious reference to the poles used to support the vines.
"Falanghina from a parcel of thirty year old vines planted some 400 metres above sea level in Benevento. The grapes were fermented on skins for four days and aged for a year in large chestnut casks. The soils, rich in deposits from the volcano of Mount Taburno, have rendered a fine-grained, intensely mineral wine with firm tannins and a long, salty finish." - Tutto
Cantina Giardino seek out old vineyards in Irpinia, high in the hills of Campania, preserving and championing local varietals. High altitudes, volcanic soils, organic farming and honest winemaking, Antonio and Daniela's wines are expressive of terroir and speak of place.