I Vigneti di Bruma Falanghina
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Region: Campania, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Falanghina
I Vigneti di Bruma Falanghina is a great alternative for Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio lovers! Notes of fresh flowers, salty texture, and fresh citrus.
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About I Vigneti di Bruma Falanghina
I Vigneti di Bruma Falanghina is a great alternative for Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio lovers! Notes of fresh flowers, salty texture, and fresh citrus are all perfect flavors for seaside sipping or pairing with any seafood dish from oysters to crab.
About Fattoria La Rivolta
Located in Torrecuso, in the province of Beneveno, Fattoria La Rivolta consists of hilly lands that range in altitude from 300 to 600 meters. With unique soils of limestone and clay, the vineyards are located in one of the smallest DOCs in the region, Campania’s Taburno, home to some of the most picturesque and mountainous vineyards in all of Europe.
Here, the Cotroneo family has been living in the region for several generations. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the grandparents Giovanni and Teresa maintained and cultivated one of the largest agricultural farms in Benevento, which was later divided amongst their eight grandchildren.
After joining lands with his brother Mario, Paolo Cotroneo launched Fattoria La Rivolta in 1997. A third-generation farmer, Paolo immediately began to organically cultivate his vines, earning certification from ICEA, the Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale, in 2001. A family affair that includes two sisters and a cousin, these 29 hectares of cultivated vineyards are hand harvested to produce low yields and farmed without the use of chemical treatments.
Falanghina is an ancient Italian white-wine grape, reportedly of Greek origin. It is also said that Falanghina is the grape variety behind Falernian, the most famous wine of Roman antiquity and the inspiration for Falerno del Massico. There has been a renaissance of interest in Falanghina since the turn of the century, and there is now a movement to restore the reputation of this once-venerated grape.
Most Falanghina is grown in Campania, in southern Italy. The vines thrive in the porous volcanic soils around Mount Vesuvius and the warm Mediterranean climate. The berries are yellow-skinned and coated with a thin layer of protective wax.
As a wine, Falanghina can have a slight pine scent, but is better known for its citrus-blossom aromas, in particular bitter orange. On the palate, it typically shows classic apple and pear flavors, depending on where it is grown, with spicy or mineral notes.
Though it is increasingly fashionable, Falanghina isn’t yet planted much outside Campania. There is a little in Puglia and Abruzzo but as yet no international production. Falanghina is often blended with other indigenous Italian varieties, or produced as a sweet passito wine, but varietal expressions of this interesting grape are becoming more popular.