Mastroberardino Falanghina 2018

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Tasting Notes


Campania is located at the front of the shin of the boot of Italy and encompasses the city of Naples and the subregion of Sannio.  An area with a long wine history, Campania has been referred to as an archaeological dig of ancient grapevines: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano, Falernum, and Asprinio, to name of few.  The name of the historic Falanghina grape, the varietal used to make this wine, is derived from the latin word “phalange”, meaning “supported by stakes”. Despite the fertile volcanic and alluvial soils, the region’s yields remain low.  The climate ranges from hot and dry along the coast to cool and damp in the hills.  Although drought may affect coastal vines, most hilly zones receive ample precipitation.

The Mastroberardino family winery was established in the 1750s by winemaker Pietro di Mastro Berardino.  The family has long championed the use of indigenous varieties like Falanghina and is considered a guardian of the ancient winemaking heritage of Campania.  The Apice Estate Vineyard, where the grapes are grown for this wine, consists of sandy as well as volcanic soils.

Grapes were fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lees for 3 months before bottling.


The wine first shows a light straw yellow color with greenish reflections.  Then it gives off a bouquet of fresh fruit with strong persistent notes of citrus fruit, pineapple and white flowers.  The mouth confirms full freshness noted in the bouquet and offers assertive acidity in perfect balance with the structure of the wine


This wine would be at its best as an aperitif, with light appetizers or with fish and seafood.  The region is also known for its buffalo mozzarella, thus the wine can also be enjoyed with a caprese salad.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Green Salads, Grilled preparations, Hors d'oeuvres, Indian Food, Just for Cocktailing, Lobster & Crab, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Pizza, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Sushi, Tapas, Thai or Vietnamese, Vegetables

Grape Varietal:
100% Falanghina
$20.00 each