2017 Fattoria La Rivolta Falanghina DOC, Campania, Italy

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Falanghina is an ancient grape varietal whose name is believed to be derived from the 'Latin 'Falangae' or stakes for supporting the grapes in a vineyard'. Its birthplace is in Campania where it is grown primarily along the region's coastal vineyards north of Naples. We have enjoyed the great white wines from Fattoria La Rivolta in the past and fell once again for this charming, fresh Falanghina. It was fermented in stainless steel tanks so there is no oak to influence its mineral-tinged flavor profile. Aromas on the nose exhibit notes of orange zest, stone fruits, baked fennel and roasted pine nut. The light to medium-bodied palate offers flavors of just ripe nectarine, Anjou pear skin, a little yellow apple and more citrus zest. It finishes with crisp, balancing acidity and a clean, fetching minerality. This is a delightful go-to Italian white when you're craving a wine of character and substance that will pair easily and not overwhelm a wide variety of dishes and seafood.

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