Learn about Falanghina — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Thriving in Campania, Falanghina grows widely throughout the region. Near Naples, along the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, it is commonly used for blends; local grapes called Verdeca, Coda di Volpe and Greco take well to its addition. On the Amalfi Coast, it is added to Biancolella as well as Greco. Around Avellino, it can be made into single varietal versions, like its compatriots: Fiano and Greco.
Tasting Notes for Falanghina
Falanghina is a dry, white wine with alluring piney resin and citrus blossom fragrances. On the palate, it is full of juicy and refreshing peach and lemon qualities.
Perfect Food Pairings for Falanghina
Try it with a classic Caprésé salad of mozzarella, heirloom tomato and fresh basil, shellfish, pesto pasta dishes and anything with feta.
Sommelier Secrets for Falanghina
Thought to be an ancient transplant from Greece, the grape takes its name from the Greek word, phalanga, meaning stake or pole, in reference to the Greek method of training vines to single stakes.
- Sauvignon Blanc73
- Pinot Gris/Grigio20
- Gruner Veltliner11
- Bordeaux White Blends8
- Other White Blends7
- Rhône White Blends6
- Chenin Blanc5
- Melon de Bourgogne4
- Other White Wine4
- Pinot Blanc4
- Standard (750ml)1