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2011 Feudi di San Gregorio Sannio Falanghina, Campania, Italy

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: Wonderful concentration and intriguiing flavours made from one of Italy's ancient hite grapes - Falanghina. Minerals, herbs, pear and honeysuckle. Layered flavours, good length. Tasted in: Hong Kong, China. Maturity: Drink. (29-Nov-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $15   From: $12   To: $19

Search Rank 3042 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3042nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3005th

Score: 87   When to drink: 2013 to 2014
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
88/100   2013 to 2014
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Grape Variety

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 and the inspiration for Falerno del Massico. 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
  • Sannio is a hilly area north of Naples, straddling the provinces of Benevento and Avellino in the heart of the Campania region, south-west Italy. It extends over the historical grape-growing region of Samnium, the land of the Samnites, a pre-Roman people. Its historical heritage was mentioned in the works of the philosophers Pliny, Cato and Horace, who described the wines as having a "slightly smoky aroma" and an "intense resinous scent".

    Sannio gained its DOC status in 1997 and its regulations require that the grapes be sourced from hillside vineyards, where the climate is ideal for the cultivation of best-quality vines, rather than valley-floor vineyards where the temperature is humid. The state-of-the-art wineries also adhere to tradition by usin ...more

  • 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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