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Aia Falanghina Guardia Sanfframondi 2011 750ml 2010
Sku: 36602
After the Roman conquest of modern-day Campania (the “shin” of the Italian peninsula), wines such as Falernium, the original Falanghina, became legends of the republic and the empire. Tod ...more
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Country: Italy
Type: Still wine
Reg. $13.99
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After the Roman conquest of modern-day Campania (the “shin” of the Italian peninsula), wines such as Falernium, the original Falanghina, became legends of the republic and the empire. Today, Aia dei Colombi – a small family estate founded in 2002 – seems well on its way to leapfrogging this underappreciated varietal back into full public view. Thanks to the Pascale family (first Michele, then his sons, Marcello and Gaetano), we now can enjoy a modern wine with a real sense of place. High in the hinterland east of Naples, on the steep slopes of an extinct volcano that straddle two communes northwest of Benevento – Guardia Sanframondi and Castelvenere – they’ve managed to coax, conjure and cajole a white wine with pronounced aromatics, minerality, refreshing acidity, rich texture and ripe fruit – mouth-filling but not heavy. Its full-bodied palate of peach and white plum fruit – as well as its long, dry finish – makes it suitable for the wealth of seafood consumed from the Bay of Naples, naturally, but also for white pizza Napoletena. Fermented in stainless steel and refined in steel for another five months before release – in other words, no wood – only an average of 800 cases of this Falanghina are made each year.