Synonyms: Falanghina Greco, Biancazita, Biancozita, Biancuzita, Falanchina, Falanchina Bianca, Falanghina Verace, Falenghina, Falernina, Falerno Veronese, Fallanchina, Fallanghina, Folanghina, Montecalvo, Montellese, and Uva Falerna.
Wine Name: Falanghina
Background:Falanghina is an ancient white wine grape grown on the coast of Campania north of Naples, Italy that is often accompanied by seafood. It is thought to have been a major component of Falernum Wine well regarded in Roman times. It is a straw-colored, medium bodied-wine with medium acidity that has delicate aromas of flowers and fruit.
Classic Brands and Sources:Villa Raiano, Villa Carafa, Cantina del Taburno, Feudi di San Gregorio, Terredora di Paolo, La Guardiense
|Style #1 – typical Southern Italian style
Body – medium
Acidity – medium
Sweetness – dry
Tannins – low
Wine and food pairing guidelines:
A versatile wine that does well with both slightly acidic and savory dishes, usually seafood
Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
Fish, shellfish, pasta with pesto sauces or light tomato sauces
Boursin herbed, Brick, Derby, Feta (sheep’s milk), goat cheese, Gouda, Havarti, Majorero (Spanish hard goat cheese) Mahon, Bucheron (French goat cheese), dry Jack cheese, Cream, Neufchatel , Saint -Felicien (French cow;s milk cheese), Raclette, Pave Affinois