Montecalvo Falanghina Benevento

£11.50

  • Grape : Falanghina
  • Country : Italy, Campania
  • Type : White
  • ABV : 12.5%

2 in stock

Product Description

Tasting notes:

Montecalvo Falanghina Benevento. Lightly tropical aromas with hints of citrus fruit and honeysuckle. Ripe lemon and apple characters, hints of pineapple and candied peel, and notes of white spice on the finish. Fresh and juicy with appealing minerality.

Food match: 

Aubergine Parmigiana, gnocchi swith pancetta, spinach and Parmesan, or a simple Caprese salad with Buffalo Mozzarella

Producer/Region:

Montecalvo is a large cooperative of around 1,000 members, founded in 1960. Its 1,800 hectares of vineyards are cultivated mainly with Falanghina, but also Aglianico, Greco and Fiano, on soils ranging from alluvial to volcanic – 30km to the north of the city of Benevento.

Benevento is a city and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, 50 kilometres northeast of Naples. It is situated on a hill 130 metres above sea level at the confluence of the Calore Irpino and the Sabato. In 2020, Benevento has 58,418 inhabitants.

Winemaking: Montecalvo Falanghina Benevento

The Falanghina vines are Guyot-trained and grow in limestone and clay soils at 300-400 metres altitude. Harvested in the last half of September, they are gently pressed and fermented in steel for 10 days at controlled temperatures, with no malolactic fermentation.

Falanghina, also called Falanghina Greco, is a variety of wine grape, Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. It is an ancient grape variety which may have provided a basis for the classical Falernian wine, and has considerable character.