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WINE PROFILE

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.

APPELLATION
Falanghina del Sannio DOC

VARIETY
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.

SPECIAL SIZES

0,375 lt

SENSORY FEATURES

COLOR
Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
BOUQUET
Fresh and fruity with strong and persistent notes of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, banana and white flowers.
TASTE
Very fresh and persistent with a pleasant and fruity final impression.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Appetizers

  • Shellfish, finger food.

First courses

  • Pasta and risottos with shellfish and sea-food.

Second courses

  • Cuttlefish, clams and shellfish dishes.

 

AGING POTENTIAL
10 years and more.
SERVING TEMPERATURE
12 – 14 °C

 

 

 

ESTATE

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.

APICE

Extension of the estate: 40 hectares
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

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