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2017 Sorrentino Vesuvio Pompeiano, Italy 'Versacrum Estate' Falanghina

2017 Sorrentino Vesuvio Pompeiano, Italy 'Versacrum Estate' Falanghina Zoom

This refreshing wine offers notes of yellow peach, green melon, lime, lemon drop and almond peel.

Varietal: Other White Vintage: 2017
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About This Wine

You might describe Falanghina as a grape variety with an identity crisis.

That’s because there actually are two versions — falanghina beneventana and falanghina flegrea — that are genetically distinct yet almost impossible to tell apart. Which version does Sorrentino Vesuvio utilize? We don’t know, but what we do know is that the wine made from it is absolutely delicious.

In Italy, Falanghina is embraced for its thirst-quenching quality (a result of its natural acidity), as well as its engaging floral aroma and hints of minerals or nuts on the palate. Many Italians, especially around Campania, drink it regularly in lieu of the more famous Pinot Grigio.

Sorrentino Vesuvio’s 2017 Falanghina is a textbook version of the variety — whichever one it may be — with its aromatic nose, fresh acidity, abundant fruit flavor and hint of almond peel. Chill it down and sip it with your favorite book, or serve it alongside your favorite shellfish dishes.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Falanghina
  • Grape Source:Pompeiano, Italy
  • Aromas & Flavors:Yellow Peach, Green Melon, Lime, Lemon Drop and a Hint of Almond Peel
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:prawns with garlic, lemon and parsley butter.

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