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Falerno del Massico Bianco

Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Bianco
Falerno del Massico Bianco

Falanghina, the ancient Romans’ “vinum album Phalanginum,” makes the monovarietal Falerno del Massico Bianco. Straw yellow, its elegant, generous bouquet offers well-ripened fruit, including bananas, yellow peach, Williams’s pear, confectioner’s cream, broom and rose blossoms, and delicate notes of sage and vanilla. The palate, velvety, rich, and long-lasting, displays remarkable refinement and personality.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
10-12°C
CELLARING CAPACITY
4-5 years
BOTTLE SIZES
375ml, 750ml, 1.5l, 3.0l
FIRST VINTAGE
1975
SOIL PROFILE
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus and potassium
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Various years, between 1963 and 1992
VINEYARD ELEVATION
140 metres
HARVEST PERIOD
Second half of September
VINEYARD DENSITY
4,500-4,800 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM
Guyot, with about 6-8 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectares)
ca. 6,500
VINIFICATION
The grapes are cryomacerated to obtain greater aromatic extraction and improved structure, followed by gentle pressing; the chilled must is gravity-settled, then fermented at 10-12°C for about 20 days.
MATURATION
In steel for 3 months
GRAPE VARIETIES
100% falanghina (falerna biotype)
GROWING AREA
San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca