Villa Raiano excel at this grape variety, and this is a fine expression of Falanghina and the volcanic soils it's grown in. A pretty white with substance - the wet gravel and stone fruit notes balanced by a generous ripeness and perfectly poised acidity.
The Falanghina vines are cultivated in the Benevento region at around 400m above sea level, on soils which are a combination of chalk, sand and clay. Whole bunches are soft pressed, and then fermentation and refinement takes place in stainless steel. Typically the wine is bottled the following February.
Delicate and lightly fragrant aromas of blossom and wild herbs. Crisp and incisive on the palate with pure, focussed fruit characters - apricot, grapefruit and bitter lemon. This is nicely is balanced by taut acidity, stony/mineral texture and a clean, savoury finish with lightly floral notes. A very versatile white which suits a variety of simple and fresh pasta dishes, such as home-made ravioli.