2017 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina ($22.99)
I always enjoy learning something new about the wine world and this 100% Falanghina from Feudi di San Gregorio in Italy is just another example.
Prior to this bottle, I was not aware of the Falanghina grape. It turns out that it is an indigenous Italian grape from the Campania region, near Mount Vesuvius. And, it's no surprise that this grape isn't planted much outside of the Campania region of southern Italy.
These grapes were hand-harvested then individually selected for soft pressing, followed by 24-48 hours of cold settling at 57 degrees F. Cold fermentation in stainless steel vats and no malolactic conversion means that this wine holds true to its fruit flavors.
It has a nice light straw color, delicate flavors of apple and pear and crisp acidity that makes for a mouth-watering finish. Its delicate flavors and bold acidity make a chilled glass of this wine enjoyable on its own. But, it also pairs wonderfully with cheeses and light foods.
So, add Falanghina to your list to try if you haven't already. This one from Feudi di San Gregorio is a winner!
Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission: I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Sample Provided by Will Rogers of Donna White Communications