Falaghina is one of the oldest varieties found in Campania, but is also grown in Puglia and Lazio. Believed to be the grape variety behind Falernian, the most famous wine of the Romans. Its name derives from the Latin, falangae, which are the stakes that support grapes in a vineyard. This famous grape has been making a comeback in the last two decades since its Roman glory.
There are two genetically distinct Falaghinas, Falanghina Flegrea & Falanghina Beneventana.
The grape produces a light-bodied white wine with a pale straw-colour. Crisp and refreshing with medium acidity.
Dominant aromas and flavours:
Secondary aromas and flavours:
Pairs well with all manners of seafood, tomato dishes, and César salad