Falanghina Campi Flegrei | La Sibilla
DENOMINATION: Campi Flegrei DOC
GRAPE: falanghina dei Campi Flegrei 100%
PROVENANCE: Italy, Campania
AGEING POTENTIAL: 3 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10° C
GLASS: medium-size glass
ALCOHOL: 13% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIERS
👁 di un bel giallo paglierino con sfumature verdoline;👃🏻 al naso esprime un bouquet intenso, con sensazioni agrumate di pompelmo e mandarino con ricordi di nespola, albicocca, biancospino, ma anche salvia e sentori minerali e vegetali;
👄 al palato è molto territoriale: sapido, gode di ottima freschezza e chiude su toni agrumati e vegetali.
A white with great personality, fresh and fruity, savory and decidedly mineral. It requires equally elegant pairings, especially with delicate fish main courses: from crab to steamed sea bass, to raw fish.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
The mild and temperate climate of the Gulf of Naples favors perfect ripening of the grapes which therefore offer an extraordinary aromatic richness.
Falanghina dei Campi Flegrei trained according to the guyot system on volcanic soils exposed to the west, still ungrafted. Manual harvest in wicker containers with selection in the vineyard. The grapes are crushed-destemmed and vinified in the absence of oxygen, at a controlled temperature, with a 12-hour maceration. Alcoholic fermentation at a maximum temperature of 17-18° C, followed by aging in steel containers for 6 months; after a few rackings, the wine is then bottled around the end of March.
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The territory of Campi Flegrei is located in one of the most beautiful volcanic areas in Italy, in Campania, north of Naples. The origins of viticulture in the region date back to 700 BC, when falanghina was used to produce Falerno wine, much sought after by Roman patricians.
The white wines of the Campi Flegrei are still based today for the most part on falanghina. The vines are cultivated with putuelana or pozzolana, an ancient form of training of the vine in which it was supported by a phalanx (i.e. an espalier). The Mediterranean climate and the hills, with the presence of refreshing breezes and volcanic soils, porous and rich in minerals, are ideal conditions for growing vines. The Campi Flegrei DOC wines are characterized by an excellent fragrance, fruity and delicate notes, with a strong body. The most important black grape variety is the Piedirosso. This grape produces red wines with a light and juicy character, with aromatic nuances. Another black grape variety is Aglianico, brought to Campania by the Greeks.
The Campi Flegrei obtained the DOC classification in 1994 and the wine production extends over seven municipalities: Procida, Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida and Quarto, as well as those of Marano and Naples. The islands of Procida and Ischia are also included in the denomination area. A great fortune here is that the vineyards have always been immune to phylloxera, thanks to the volcanic soil on which the vines are grown. The composition of the soil, rich in ash, lapilli, tuff and various microelements, kept the parasite away.
Naples boasts an enviable record: that of being, after Vienna, the second city for hectares of vineyards in Europe. There are about sixty hectares distributed within the urban boundaries, located between the vineyards of Santo Strato in Posillipo, the crater of Agnano, the hills of Camaldoli and Chiaiano and the Scudillo area. Areas inserted in a landscape of incomparable beauty, in which man and nature have found perfect coexistence over the centuries. The second characteristic, which makes these metropolitan vineyards truly unique, is that they sink their roots into a territory which, together with its province, is one of the few areas in the world where ungrafted cultivation is preserved (without rootstock of the American vine), thanks to the volcanic genesis of the soil. A rarity that, in recent years, is increasingly appreciated because it is able to preserve the purity of the vines and the historical memory of the ancient forms of vitis vinifera growing.
La Sibilla is located in the province of Naples, in the heart of Campi Flegrei, near the Antro della Sibilla Cumana. La Sibilla has a history of over 100 years behind it, and today it cultivates about 7 hectares; in the vineyards there are centenarian native vines of Falanghina and Piedirosso on poles, with chestnut poles as per tradition.
The Meo family, custodian of a wine heritage handed down from generation to generation and cultivate their own vines always moved by a passion for the land and its products; moreover, for two years, Vincenzo Di Meo, the globetrotting oenologist who currently leads the company, has also started the recovery of further native vines such as 'a livella, 'a surcella and 'a marseillaise: the primary objective is always to produce wines with the flavor and taste of the past, making ancient traditions protagonists together with modern technologies.
The vines, grown on sandy soils of volcanic origin and immune to phylloxera, are a veritable plant museum. Divided into two main bodies, the first close to the cellar and the second near the Roman villa, known as Villa di Cesare, in the WWF naturalistic oasis, they offer excellent wines with peculiar characteristics, while preserving the territory.
Indulging the vocation of the territory and loving the work in the vineyard, the winery produces wines with an unmistakable personality, never equal to themselves except for the quality. Always fresh, fragrant and expressive, these wines are the best possible ambassadors of a territory yet to be discovered.
Long-lived bottles that defy time, fruits of the past that come directly from volcanic ashes, expression of winemakers who look to the future innovating without fear, with the best local tradition on their shoulders.
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