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2012 Terredora di Paolo Irpinia Falanghina, Campania, Italy

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Over all vintages, this was the 9569th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 6632nd

Score: 87.
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Price History for 2012 Terredora di Paolo Irpinia Falanghina, Campania, Italy
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Grape Variety: Falanghina

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. 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 Mt. Vesuvius and the warm Mediterranean climate. The berries are yellow-skinned and coated with a thin layer of protective wax.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Irpinia wine region

    It is no wonder the Avellino–Rocchetta Sant’Antonio Railroad, which ran through Irpinia, was once called Ferrovia del Vino (the wine train) – Irpinia has played a significant role in the viticultural heritage of southern Italy's Campania region. Scattered with vineyards, Irpinia gained DOC status in 2005 and is home to the internationally renowned Greco di Tufo, Taurasi and Fiano di Avellino DOCGs.

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  • Campania wine region

    Campania is the ‘shin' of Italy's boot, anchored by its capital, Naples. Its name comes from Campania felix, a Latin phrase roughly meaning 'happy land'. The region has strong historical links to wine and vine, dating back to the 12th century BC, and is one of Italy's very oldest wine regions. The considerable influence of ancient empires, including the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, means some of this area's varieties have historical legends attached. The area ... more

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