Cantina Giardino, ‘Fra’ Falanghina 2020Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
Variety: Falanghina (Orange Wine)
Six friends decided to join forces making wine around the mountain town of Irpinia in the coastal southern region of Campania. The focus of Cantina Giardino is reviving old vineyards sites in the area, and putting the spotlight on the local, traditional varieties. The farmers of these sites, locally called contadini, were often in danger of having to leave or uproot their vineyards; Giardino has been making efforts to bring sustainability back to the area. The quirks of their winemaking often stem from the variety of their ageing vessels, which relies on instinct over formula. In the cellar, the wines are created naturally, with small doses of sulphur added. Their labels are pronounced, all designed by local artists.
This Falanghina comes from 30 year old vines based in volcanic soil. Like the rest of their white wines, this one spends a few days on its skins to impart texture and flavor. It is then aged in chestnut casks, a unique aging vessel for whites wines. The wine does not receive any additional sulfur.
il Raduno Delle Streghe, Falanghina 2019Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Meaning "gathering of the witches," this wine's name takes inspiration from the area from which it hails. In the region of Campania in south of Italy is where Falanghina thrives in the Mediterranean sun. Here in Campania is the province of Benevento, an area having an extensive history of witchcraft practice. Pagans would come to this province from all over and dance around a walnut tree on the banks of the Sabato River. In summary, Benevento is the gathering of the witches. Falanghina is a lesser known white variety with roots in Greece.