Falanghina: a rediscovered vine

The Falanghina grape comes from the ancient Balkan strains and the etymology of its name is thought to derive from the term "falanga", a pole used to support vine stocks. The Falanghina vine was almost abandoned during the centuries, then, being one of the few vines not attacked by phylloxera, it has been reevaluated and rediscovered over time. The areas with the greatest vocation are the Sannio Beneventano Campi Flegrei and the area of ​​the Casertano. The Falanghina vine is the basic vine of many fine wines of the Campania region and is also used for the production of sparkling wines with a denomination of controlled origin (Solopaca, Guardiolo, Sannio and Taburno).

Falanghina and its diffusion

Its rediscovery and its subsequent diffusion in the province of Benevento, began in the '70s in the area of ​​Sant'Agata dei Goti. One of the best qualities of this grape is that, whatever the area where it is grown, the resulting wine keeps intact its organoleptic characteristics. The Falanghina is a successful wine because it is expressed in a valuable way, also through the sparkling version and the sweet dessert version. The Falanghina in Campania represents today the most widespread white grape vine present in almost all the PDOs and PGIs of the region.