Cantina Giardino, ‘Na’ Vino Bianco 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
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.
Pietracupa, Falanghina 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Winemaker Sabino Loffredo has swiftly created a reputation within and beyond Italy for some of the most exquisite Greco and Fiano wines in Avellino of Campania in the south of Italy. Pietracupa was founded in 1993 by his family, starting as just 3 hectares of vineyards. The vines were chosen with the intent of showcasing the mountainous terrain of Avellino to the world. He produces limited amounts of Fiano, Greco, Falanghina, and Aglianico coming from some of the finest vines in Avellino. Both wine and winemaker share a similar mantra; staying original and faithful to the land with elegance, depth, and minerality. Due to the southern climate of Campania, the wines benefit from longer time on the vine. These coastal wines crave seafood and olive oil based dishes.
il Raduno Delle Streghe, Falanghina 2021Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
You’d never see his name on the label, but Michael Schmelzer of Monte Bernardi is the winemaker behind this Campania-based project. His wine production has been increasing, though the quality of the wine remains the same as ever.
Meaning "the gathering of the witches," this wine's name takes inspiration from the area from which it hails. In the region of Campania in the south of Italy is where Falanghina thrives in the Mediterranean sun. Here in Campania is the province of Benevento, an area with 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 one of the main varieties of Campania with roots originating in Greece.