2021 Feudi Di San Gregorio Falanghina
Feb 2023 Selection
This straw-colored wine is considered to be one of the best examples of a Falanghina, with its intense aromatic nose of white flowers and fruit and a fresh taste that is balanced by a clean mouth-watering finish.
Falanghina grows widely throughout Campania and is used in many blends from the region. Around Irpinia it is made into single-varietal versions. Thought to be a Greek varietal, it takes its name from the Greek word, phalanga, meaning a stake or pole, a reference to the method of training grape vines to single stakes.
The Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina is considered to be the best example of this wine. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. It then ages for about 5 months in contact with its lees.
The resulting wine is straw-colored with green tints. The intense nose is aromatic and reminiscent of white flowers and fruit. The taste is fresh and balanced with a clean mouth-watering finish.
James Suckling awarded this wine 91 points stating, “Candied lemon, lilies and a bit of ginger, which adds a layer of complexity. Medium-bodied with a nice, silky texture.”
This wine is an ideal aperitif, but would also pair well with fish, vegetables and fresh cheese.