Falanghina

Falanghina

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Beneventana of Benevento province is the less common of Campania’s two distinct Falaghinas while the leafy-smelling Falanghina Flegrea of Campi Flegrei is Campania’s signature white wine grape which may have provided a basis for the classical falernian and is now the base for Falerno del Massico and Sannio docs. It produces attractive, unoaked, fragrant wines of real interest. Modern fermentation enabled producers to preserve its aromas, which gave it a new lease of life from the mid 1990s. The Italian 2010 vine census did not distinguish between the two but found more than 3,000 ha/7,500 acres in total—nearly twice as much as in 2000.