2014 Cantina del Taburno Falanghina del Sannio Italy
It’s back!!! A WU favorite, and I can tell you it doesn’t disappoint. and of course, WU members are way ahead of the curve! I have a few extra bottles, so let me know ASAP if you want more. This is being poured at some top Italian restaurants in San Francisco—I think they’re the ones devouring the limited supply! Falanghina is grown in Campania, Italy (the shin of the boot), which is the only area in the world that grows this varietal. Falanghina is an ancient grape that is believed to have been used in the Roman elites’ grand cru Falernum. The Latin derivation is from the word falanga, or “the stake that supports the vines.” This small production wine from a co-op of wine growers is straw-colored with a gentle aroma, and is dry and delicate with a slight melon finish. It will pair well with appetizers, fish, and light pastas.