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  • Mastroberardino Falanghina Irpinia Morabianca

Mastroberardino Falanghina Irpinia Morabianca

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Product Description

Made of 100% Falanghina grapes from the Mirabella Eclano vineyard near Irpina in Campania. In Sannio, at the end of the Roman era, the method of vine cultivation was Falangs (“poles”); this is where the name Falanghina originated. Fresh with strong and persistent tropical notes. Delicate structure with a balanced acidity. A very versatile wine, at its best as an aperitif or with seafood.

  • Brand: Mastroberardino
  • Description: Dry White
  • Vintages Available: 2015/2016
  • Country, Region: Italy, Campania
  • Appellation: DOC
  • Ratings: Decanter: 16.5/20 (4 stars), Wine Spectator: 86/100 (2014 Vintage)



About the Producer

The Mastroberardino family has been dipped in the world and culture of winemaking for about three centuries. The most authoritative reports suggest that one Berardino, taking the professional title 'Mastro' - master craftsman - began the lineage in the 1700’s. He established the winery’s headquarters in Atripalda in the heart of the Irpinia winemaking region and, since then, ten generations have run the business, seeing periods of both expansion and contraction, recurring circumstances in the history of family businesses of ancient origin.

The family estates are all located in Irpinia, in the heart of the production areas of three DOCGs: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Taurasi. They are distributed in several areas in order to preserve the identity of the local varieties and vineyards, as well as ensuring their preservation and enhancement both in Italy and throughout the world.

The family, in fact, has always paid great attention to the safeguard and promotion of local grape varieties such as Aglianico, Fiano, Greco, Falanghina, Piedirosso, and Coda di Volpe, all dating back to Greek and Roman times.

While their survival from the ravages of phylloxera and World War II was ensured through the indefatigable work of Antonio Mastroberardino, today the guide of the family business is entrusted to Piero Mastroberardino, an accomplished and modern entrepreneur as well as Professor of Business Management at the University and writer of several works of narrative and poetry. Since May 2015 he is president of the Institute of the Italian Quality Wine “Grandi Marchi”.


Grapes

100% Falanghina from Irpinia.


Vineyard

6 year old vines in Mirabella Eclano. The soil is characterised by muddy, tuff stone and rich in minerals. Exposure is south to west. Altitude 400m a.s.l. Vines per hectare 4,000. Shoulder with guyot pruning system. Yield per hectare about 7 tons. The area of Irpinia is influenced both by the Vesuvius volcano and by the area's temperate climate, which is ideal for the cultivation of the great Irpinia wines. The Mastroberardino family's holdings are spread across several parts of Irpinia, over areas which became firmly established as the production centres for the great wines of the region. In recognition of the role played in the protection of the Roman age viticultural and oenological heritage, the Head of the Pompei Archaeological Heritage Department has entrusted the family with the management of sites which were used as vineyards in the ancient city. The idea was to replant them with the same, historic vines which, then as now, epitomised the area's winemaking tradition.


Vinification

Classic white wine vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.


Ageing

The wine is allowed to refine in bottle for 3-4 months.


Tasting Notes

Light straw yellow with greenish reflections. Fresh and fruity on the nose, with intense and persistent notes of field flowers and exotic fruits (pineapple, banana, kiwi, mango). Fresh taste with lively acidity in perfect balance with the wine's structure. The exotic fruits identified on the nose, reappear with great intensity on the palate and are supported by an elegant citrusy and mineral backbone.


Analysis

13.5% alcohol volume.


Food Suggestions

A very versatile wine with a complex and unique character. At its best as an aperitif or with seafood.

Serving temperature 10°C.


Cellar

This Falanghina is best enjoyed within 2 years from harvest.

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