Monday, June 14, 2010

2009 Terradora di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia Campania Italy

Following my recently written 2 or 3 posts about Campania and its wines, like Terredora di Paolo (and Feudi di San Gregorio), where I explicitly expressed my attraction for the wines of Campania, I couldn't resist writing about another one of them. I also invite you to read them on my wine blog to have more info about the area and the winery, and will go straight to the wine description.

2009 Terradora di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia Campania Italy
Suggested retail price $14-$17
Imported/Distributed by VIAS in NYC

Crafted by recognized oenologist Lucio Mastroberardino, Terredora di Paolo Falanghina is produced from 100% Falanghina planted on a 16 hectares hill-slope vineyard located near the village of Montermiletto, facing south-southeast, at an altitude of about 410 meters of altitude (about 1350 feet). Growing on calcareous-clay soil, the vines are Guyot trained. Grapes are usually harvested in the second two weeks of October. The must is settled and then fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeasts. The wine is then aged on its lees in stainless steel for about 4-6 months and sees no oak. It remains in bottle for 6 months before release. About 80,000 bottles of this particular wine are produced each year.

The 2009 Terredora di Paolo Falanghina has a pale straw color with slight green reflects on the rime. The nose is fresh and mineral, a touch herbal too, with white and yellow fruit aromas mixed with floral hints. The palate is also quite mineral with beautiful acidity and focus, and a very enjoyable coating way while it expands gently. The finish is quite long, structured and brighter than the previous vintage in my opinion. Complex with good intensity yet it seems to pause to expose its best profile and use some of its charm. Love it.

I don't know about you, but Falanghina has to be one of my favorite white grape varieties with Godello, Jacquère, Roussette, Viognier, Albariño, Grüner Veltliner, Romorantin, Arbois, Chenin Blanc, Muscadet, Greco di Tufo, Erbaluce, Grechetto, Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Inzolia, Viura, Verdejo, Loureira, Rivaner, Palomino, Semillon, Fié Gris, Trebbiano, Vernaccia, Parellada, Pardina, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer (just to name a few amongst those that I really love) and of course, but depending of the winemaker style and region of origin Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.


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