Falanghina ‘Taburno’, Cantine Iorio
Falanghina is a characterful grape, one of the native varietals of the region that thrives in the volcanic soils of the area which gives a mineral edge to the palate while the nose has a lightly aromatic bouquet.
Iorio’s grapes are sourced from the Taburno-Sannio area of Campania, the wine comes under the Denomination ‘Falanghina del Sannio DoP Taburno’. The limestone and clay vineyards are located between 200 and 600m above sea level.
Vinification entails oft pressing and fermentation in steel for 4 months at a controlled temperature.
It was awarded a silver medal at both the IWSC and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2017.
Falanghina is ideal as an aperitif; it can also accompany fish, rice, white meat and vegetables as well as cheese.
Delicate bouquet of white flowers and exotic fruits leads into a complex palate with a fine balance of softness and crispness, finishing with fennel and herbal notes.
About the Producer
Cantine Iorio is proud of guarding, through its everyday work, the traditions of its region. It is situated in Torrecuso, a hilly district located in the heart of the Sannio and beside the Taburno Regional Park. Here vines represent the cultural and social identity of the whole wine making area so much that Torrecuso is known as ‘The town of Aglianico’.
Owners Pietro and Luca founded a new and modern cellar in 2004, their local knowledge ensuring the right mix between tradition and innovation. The main object at the beginning of their project was to recover both abandoned lands and the surviving experience of local grape growers. The success of this mission inspired them to produce high quality wines using the best selected grapes from the territory.