For those adventurous enough to try something outside of a glass of Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay, ZYN says Falanghina all the way!
Falanghina is a white grape variety with a considerable and unique character. Grown on the coast of Campania region just north of Naples, it’s mostly consumed with seafood dishes. The wine’s name is derived from the Latin word falangae, which translates as “stakes to support the grapes in a vineyard” and it’s believed to derive from the Greek-Balkan strains.
The wine may remind you of Muscadet, a white grape from the Loire Valley with great potential if grown in the right place. In the Campania region, for example, Falanghina grapes are one of the main varieties grown, including the famous DOC Guardiolo, Solopaca, Sannio, Taburno, and Sant’Agata dei Goti, as well as the white DOC.
The grape is also popular in the production of sparkling wines in Italy. The still wine produced is pale white with hues of green. It’s also fresh, fruity, and delicate on the palate. Falanghina grape is also able to be grown in different terrain types and climates without losing its main characteristics.
Despite a long history, only recently has Falanghina been approved and recognized as a single varietal wine outside of Italy.
Falanghina wines have a pale golden hue and generally, you can expect to find balanced acidity with aromas and flavors suggestive of green apples, candied orange zest, subtle spices, and seaside breezes.
If you'd like to try a bottle of this white wine, buy Falanghina in our store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, or online!