Thought to be an ancient transplant from Greece ...
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. Thriving throughout Campania, it plays a key role in many regional blends and grows widely from the north in Falerno del Massico DOC zone to Naples where, along the slopes on Mount Vesuvius, local grapes called Verdeca, Coda di Volpe and Greco take well to it’s 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.
Falanghina produces attractive and unoaked wines with an alluring piney resin and citrus blossom fragrance, which are juicy and refreshing on the palate. Try it with a classic Caprésé salad of mozzarella, heirloom tomato and fresh basil.
- Sauvignon Blanc274
- Pinot Gris/Grigio154
- Other White Blends148
- Other White Wine78
- Chenin Blanc41
- Bordeaux White Blends40
- Rhône White Blends39
- Pinot Blanc31
- Gruner Veltliner6
- Melon de Bourgogne3
Feudi di San Gregorio Serro Cielo Falanghina 2004Falanghina from Italy
Mustilli Sant'Agata dei Goti Falanghina 2004Falanghina from Campania, Italy