Welcome to Wine Wednesday! This week Post Road Liquors opened our eyes and palates to a new grape, introducing us to Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina. Boy, that’s a mouthful! For under $20, you’re going to want to have that mouthful! Get ready to meet the ancient grape Falanghina!
Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina
COST – $17.99
GRAPE – Falanghina
COUNTRY – Italy
REGION – Sannio
POST ROAD’S DESCRIPTION – Lightweight and crisp, from rich volcanic soils in the south of Italy. Lovely floral bouquet and a great spring pairing with a variety of light dishes. A wonderful spring sipper!
TASTING NOTES – Pale gold with green highlights. Elegant, intense aromas of apple, banana, and pineapple with hints of white flowers. Medium-bodied with a lingering finish of citrus and minerals.
TALES FROM A TASTING
The Feudi di San Gregorio winery is one that cares about the art of winemaking. Located in Southern Italy, they grow their Falanghina grapes in porous volcanic soil. The winery merges their love of art and winemaking by collaborating with world-renowned artists and architects for the creation of their bottles and design of their facilities. We think highlighting the arts is a fantastic compliment to this wine!
We honestly had never tried the Falanghina grape before. It’s possible we have and weren’t paying attention. But, here’s an interesting fact that makes it plausible that we have never sipped this white wine. This ancient grape was only recently recognized as a varietal by the FDA in 2014! Prior to that, the grape believed to be responsible for most of the wine consumption in ancient Rome withered on the wines. Perhaps it became old hat. As with many things, what was old is now new again and this fun grape is once again being raised in glasses and shared with friends!
Share is exactly what we did with this bottle of Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina. When a good friend invited us over for a light lunch of salmon and salad, we knew we had the perfect bottle of wine to bring. Falanghina is renowned for being a perfect match for seafood dishes.
Perfect match it was! We were all curious to try this new grape. We gave it a swirl and sniff. The pretty yellow wine was also perfect for a spring luncheon. On the palate, it was crisp and light – somewhere between a Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. There’s definitely the mineral dryness that comes along with Sauvignon Blanc, but the light fruits of Pinot Grigio.
If you’re looking for a change of pace, and dig white wines, definitely give this one a try. Head to Post Road Liquors and grab yourself a bottle of Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up some salmon too!
Thank you to Post Road Liquors 44 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA, for supplying this exciting Falanghina as well as their expertise!
Stop in to experience the first class service and selection. You can also find the same excellent services at their other locations, as follows:
Upper Falls Liquors
150 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02462
Needham Wine & Spirits
1257 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Auburndale Wine & Spirit
2102 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
TOODLES! Come back next Wednesday!