FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO DOC
Falanghina is a very popular wine, for its freshness and generosity in perfumes.
The name probably comes from “falange”, the pole used to keep the very vigorous branches, But there are no historical sources. The name appeared for the first time in the agriculture treaties in the mid-nineteenth century.
Falanghina del Sannio DOC
Falanghina del Sannio 100%
VINEYARD AND SOIL
The estate of Apice is sited mainly on mid-mixture, loose and well drained soils on a South-East exposure and on avarage at 350 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with guyot pruning with a density of plantation of 3.000 vines/hectare on average and an yeald of about 8,500 kg/ha (7,580 lbs/acres) and 2.8 kg/vine (6 lbs/vine).
AGE OF VINEYARD
On average 15 years old.
HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
Fine settembre. Raccolta manuale.
VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Classic white vinification in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Refines for at least one month in the bottle.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Fresh and fruity with strong and persistent notes of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, banana and white flowers.
Very fresh and persistent with a pleasant and fruity final impression.
- Shellfish, finger food.
- Pasta and risottos with shellfish and sea-food.
- Cuttlefish, clams and shellfish dishes.
10 years and more.
12 – 14 °C
Apice estate is very large, located in the province of Benevento, is dedicated to the production of Falanghina del Sannio DOC.
The particular conditions of altitude and exposure along with the nature of the soil guarantee outstanding results for Falanghina. The matrix of the soil is sandy loam, alkaline, rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium, with influences on the aroma of the grapes. The ripening of the grapes on this site is very slow and takes advantage of higher thermal excursions compared to the average ranges of the Sannio area.
Soil: medium texture, rich in minerals
Varieties cultivated: primarily Falanghina
Exposure: various slopes, mainly North-West
Altitude::from 300 to 600 meters a.s.l