Falanghina Beneventano, Lapilli

Type: White Wine
Style: Ripe & Fruit Driven
Vintage: 2019
Grape Variety: Falanghina
ABV: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Pasta / Noodles
Wine Notes
Flavours Dried Herbs, Grapefruit, Lemon
About the wine

Ripe, exotic, weighty and balanced, the relatively unknown Falanghina grape has garnered many fans in the UK in recent years for its curious complexion and brilliant price point. The Lapilli Falanghina is the perfect introduction to the variety, offering all of its fascinating typicities. If you can imagine pleasant banana aromas, accompanied by honeyed peach and lemon juice then you come close to the nose on this Falanghina. Despite the ripe fruit aromas, the wine is not sweet or even overly fruity on the palate, it’s balanced with a smooth bit of weight and lovely refreshing finish. Strong nectarine and white melon flavours are weaved with honeycomb and banana, with a bright citrus edge. This is a great aperitif wine, or excellent paired with vegetarian starters and even some light fish.

About the wine

Campania is known across Italy for the calibre of its white wines, and, in recent years, thanks to a handful of quality driven young producers in the region, its fame is increasing around the world. Not least in the UK, where we see Fianos, Grecos and Falanghinas popping up on some of the best restaurant lists around. The problem with Campania is that it is difficult to produce excellent wines, the climate is warm and the best vineyard sites at altitude are expensive. This is why Lapilli are such a great fit for us, family-run since the 1960s they produce exquisite, pure and elegant whites from this esteemed region at a price point that makes them incredibly accessible. This 2019 Lapilli Falanghina, like their other whites, isn’t manipulated much in the winery, after a cold fermentation, the wine is left on the lees for a few months in stainless steel before being bottles and released.