Falanghina is an Italian white grape variety that is primarily grown in the Campania region of southern Italy. It is known for producing crisp, aromatic wines with flavours of citrus, apple, pear, and floral notes. The name "Falanghina" is believed to be derived from the Latin word "falangae," which refers to the method of training the vine on stakes or "falanga."
Falanghina has a long history in Italy and is believed to have been cultivated since Roman times. In recent years, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity as winemakers such as Valentina Passalacqua have recognized its potential for producing high-quality wines.
The wine made from Falanghina grapes is typically light to medium-bodied with refreshing acidity, making it a great choice for pairing with seafood, light pasta dishes, and salads. It is also enjoyable as an aperitif.
In addition to Campania, Falanghina is also grown in other regions of Italy, including Molise and Puglia. It has also gained some international recognition, with plantings found in other countries such as Australia and California.
Overall, Falanghina is known for its aromatic and crisp character, making it an interesting grape variety for wine enthusiasts to explore.
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