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.