Great stuff here from Ercolino brothers. These guys come from the family that founded the famous Feudi di San Gregorio winery. They live and breathe vines and wines. Falanghina is one of the oldest grape varietals to be cultivated in Italy and was widely regarded as one of the top Roman wines, although in a bit of a different form than today. It took a few thousand years or so to reach its current incarnation, and the tastes have certainly changed, but that’s a story for another time.
Falanghina’s uniqueness stems from its broad spectrum of flavors and Vinosia’s take on the grape is a classic. It is viscous with apricot, white cherry and lychee flavors. There are some ripe tropical fruits here, and ripe pear juices as well, with just enough acidity to carry on the fruit aromas through medium finish. It is a great wine for the summer, and any seafood goes well with it, especially with some spice. I can’t wait to taste some of our scallops with it – the textures will match beautifully. Finally, a bit of fennel that Chef John uses on our Dayboat Scallop dish will bring some additional flavors to the wine…should be fun!
2009 Beneventano Falanghina IGT, Vinosia (Campania –
Alcohol: 13% Alc./Vol.