Donnachiara - Resilienza Beneventano Falanghina IGT 2016
Donnachiara - Resilienza Beneventano Falanghina IGT 2016 (89 TSW)
Pressing of grapes that are cooled quickly to 50°F for 4-6 hours. Soft crushing grapes with static decantation. Fermentation at 57-60°F in steel vats for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation is not done. These Falanghina grapes come from the heart of Taburno territory.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright straw yellow color.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of melon, apricot and pear with hints of white flowers, lemon and honey.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Soft and round palate showing flavours of nectarine, apricot and pear with a nice dry citrus finish.
Food pairing: pasta with light sauces, seafood.
About the winery:
Chiara Petitto had inherited some vineyards, which her husband Umberto, an experienced entrepreneur from Avellino, extended by the purchase of very good sites in the mountainous hinterland of Naples, called Irpinia, and with the support of the family in a few years to a solid Campanian winegrower's business developed. What started out as a hobby has now become a resolutely run family project that focuses on consistently high quality rather than quantity in wine production in the Avellino wine region.
Today, the winery, founded in 2005, is managed by Chiaras and Umbertos strong-willed daughter Ilaria. The winemaker is supported in her work by cellar master Angelo Valentino and a young, well-trained team.
They own 23 hectares of vines mostly planted with Aglianico and some leased land. For Fiano, Greco and Falanghina grapes are bought from other wine houses. They absolutely benefit from the volcanic landscape around Vesuvius, especially near the provincial town of Avellino, which consists mainly of limestone, tuff and clay.