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Cantina del Taburno Falanghina del Sannio 2013

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    Vinified and aged in tank for two months, the crisp and fruity 2013 Falanghina del Sannio is pure, with notes of almond, flowers, lemon, and juicy nectarine. Perfect for light meals, appetizers, and cock-tailing.

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    Cantina del Taburno, Italy
    From the hills comes a good share of Campania's best wines and among theese stands up the Taburno winery at 350 mt. above sea level. Recently enlarged and modernized, the Taburno winery has become a focal point for the grape growers of the D.O.C. area, for its wine production and promotion.

    Quality is for the Taburno winery is a result of giving its members the results of the research of its laboratories. The best varieties are chosen, those that better adapt to the soil to the climate, to the enological requirements, to the market demands. The locally grown grapes are farmed on hills mostly made up of volcanic and chalky soils. But good grapes alone are not in themselves a guarantee of high quality wine. That rests with the never ending striving for excellence by the winemakers of Taburno. The grape selection, soft grape crushing and pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks are done carefully to insure excellence from start to finish.

    The ageing cellars, built under ground ensuring constant temperatures contain large oak casks and barriques of French oak.

    Taburno has has committed it self to combine tradition and modern technology to produce great wines.

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    Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from wine. Wine grapes grow in every region throughout Italy—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean.

    Italian Wine Regions

    Naturally, most Italian wine regions enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a notable coastline, if not coastline on all borders, as is the case with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The Alps in the northern regions of Valle d'Aosta, Lombardy and Alto Adige create favorable conditions for cool-climate grape varieties. The Apennine Mountains, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabria in the south, affect climate, grape variety and harvest periods throughout. Considering the variable terrain and conditions, it is still safe to say that most high quality viticulture in Italy takes place on picturesque hillsides.

    Italian Grape Varieties

    Italy boasts more indigenous grape varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most Italian wine production relies upon these native grapes. In some regions, international varieties have worked their way in, but are declining in popularity, especially as younger growers take interest in reviving local varieties. Most important are Sangiovese, reaching its greatest potential in Tuscany, as well as Nebbiolo, the prized grape of Piedmont, producing single varietal, age-worthy Piedmontese wines. Other important varieties include Corvina, Montepulciano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola and of course the white wines, Trebbiano, Verdicchio and Garganega. The list goes on.

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    Thriving throughout Campania, Falanghina plays a key role in many regional blends. Along the slopes on Mount Vesuvius, the local grapes, 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. Somm Secret—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.

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