Irpinia Falanghina DOC

Overview

This wine is made with grapes coming from Falanghina  vineyard of Tenuta Fonzone in Paternopoli located on sandy – clay  soils at 380 m above sea level, near the creek Ifalco.

Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, where it matures for five months, Irpinia Falanghina DOC Fonzone naturally expresses all the olfactory characteristics of the variety, in particular scents of exotic fruits and herbs; on the palate, finally, it is pleasantly cool and structured.

Technical Data

NAME: Irpinia Falanghina DOC
COMPOSITION: 100% Falanghina
GRAPES ORIGIN: Fonzone estate, Paternopoli (AV)
SOIL: sandy-clay
ALTITUDE: 380 m asl
EXPOSURE: North-east
YEAR OF PLANTATION: 2011
PLANTING DENSITY: 4500 stumps per hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier
PRUNING: Guyot
YIELD: 70 quintals per hectare
HARVEST: middle of October

VINIFICATION: the grapes are hand-picked and carefully transported to the winery in small perfored boxes, then they are selected and softly pressed. The fermentation is carried out at low temperature and lasts for about a month. The wine is aged in stainless steel for five months, with periodical bâtonnage.

CHARACTERISTICS: the color is pale yellow crystalline, with greenish reflections. The nose stand out clearly elegant fruit aromas, recalling green apple and white melon, with a slight accent of citrus; delicate mentholated and talc notes. The palate is dry and shows a typical freshness, which is accompanied by a good body.

PAIRINGS: shellfish, seafood, fish tartare.