FALANGHINA DEL MOLISE "FANNIA" DOC 2018: ELEGANT CITRUS & SPICY VANILLA

Campi Valerio was founded in 2004 on the estate that used to belong to the Pignatelli Prince. Right now, it is an extensive family-owned farm with over 500 hectares, located in different towns of the Province of Isernia. The Province of Isernia is located in the smallest region of Italy: Molise. Molise is rich in its history and values, and makes an ideal territory for harvesting vines. Wines have been produced in this area all the way back to 500 B.C.

The name "Campi Valerio" stands for more than just a piece of land; it represents the Valerio family and the territory’s origins. The Valerio family combines their passion for agriculture with a love of the land. They are committed to crafting a selection of wines, all on single vineyards.

Falanghina del Molise ‘’Fannia’’ DOC 2018 by Campi Valerio should be described as a "fruity, juicy, and aromatic white wine". The wine is elegant and has a deep straw yellow colour. It is fresh, intense, balanced, and has some notes of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine, as well as herbs like parsley and tarragon, and even a bit of spicy vanilla on the nose. Robust citrus fruit flavours dance on the back of the tongue for a persistent finish.

This wine consists of 100% Falanghina grapes, which is an ancient Italian white wine grape. This grape is usually cultivated in the region Campania, but Antonio Valerio decided to start planting this grape on his estate as well, at 560 m above sea level. The soil of Campi Valerio where the grape vines of the Falanghina are grown, is of medium texture, and is basically clayey. The grapes of the Falanghina are harvested mid-September, and fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.

This wine is wonderful when you drink it right away, but it would be even better to leave it for about two years before opening the bottle. The wine should be served between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius.

Fannia is very versatile and can therefore be paired with starch, vegetables, lean fish, seafood, white meat, but also cheese and cured meat. Fish dishes like sardines, anchovies, or Spaghetti alle Vongole, really make this wine stand out, and make for a perfect combination.

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