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Falanghina

This white wine grape is indigenous to Italy’s Campania region, but most likely of Greek origin. Falanghina thrives throughout the provinces of Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Napoli and Salerno. It produces a supple dry white with nuances of fruity vanilla notes. The various soils of Campania impart a panoply of distinct flavors. The Greeks taught the Romans to train vines by staking them to a pole (phalanga), thus the name Falanghina. There’s also an assumed relationship, based on the name, between Falanghina and Falernum, the most expensive and sought-after wine in the Roman Empire. Although Falernum is no longer available, you can find a nice bottle of Falanghina from Cantina del Taburno.

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