Falerno del Massico Bianco DOP
Made from 100% Falanghina (the ancient Romans’ Vinum Album Phalangium) from the Falerna clone. Very old vines, grown at a lower altitude, with volcanic soil, rich in phosphorus and potassium. Harvest takes place in early fall and the grapes are cryo-macerated for maximum aromatic extraction and structure, then soft-pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature for about twenty days. The wine ages in stainless steel for three months. Elegant with lovely fruity aromas of pear and yellow flowers, complemented by delicate nuances of sage, custard, and vanilla that grow more intense over time, evolving towards honey. It can be cellared for four to five years.
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10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F)
Cryomaceration followed by gentle pressing
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Ferments in steel for about 20 days
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San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca, Campania
Volcanic soil with good levels of potassium and phosphorus
140 meters (460 feet) above sea level
4,500-4,800 vines per hectare
6,500 litres per hectare
Age of vines:
26-52 years old
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Straw yellow in color, with great depth and elegance. Notes of ripe fruit like pineapple, banana, yellow peach, Bartlett pears, roses and yellow flowers, with delicate hints of sage, custard and vanilla that grow more intense over time, evolving into a honey flavor. On the palate, this wine is rich, complex, and well balanced, with a silky texture, remarkable persistence, finesse and personality.
Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).
Oysters, lobster and seafood-based pizza dishes.