The Falanghina vine derives from ancient Balkans and the etymology of its name is thought to come from the term “falanga”, pole, used to support vine stumps. The cultivation of the Falanghina vine has been almost abandoned over the centuries; then it was realized that this kind of vine was not attacked by phylloxera, a disease that affects the vine plant, and it was reevaluated and rediscovered over time.

The areas with the greatest vocation are the Sannio Beneventano, the Campi Flegrei and the Casertano area.

The Falanghina vine represents the base for many fine wines in the Campania region and it is also used to produce sparkling wines with a controlled designation of origin. Our Chantosa is, in fact, a classic method sparkling wine, Irpinia Falanghina Doc, being composed of 85% Falanghina grapes and 15% Greco di Tufo.

Furthermore, Falanghina is also expressed in a valuable way through the sweet passito version.

The rediscovery of Falanghina and its subsequent diffusion in the province of Benevento began in the 70s in the Sant’Agata dei Goti area. One of the best qualities of this grape is that, whatever the area where it is grown, the resulting wine retains its organoleptic characteristics intact.

Falanghina in Campania today represents the most widespread white grape variety present in almost all PDO and PGI wines in the region.

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