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.
About Other White
- 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.
17 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe