White wines from Southern Italy are enjoying a Renaissance this summer, and the Janare Falanghina from La Guardiense is a beautiful expression. Once a nearly forgotten varietal of ancient Irpinia, this cutting edge cooperative winery has revived the Falanghina grape into a world-class white wine. Careful site selection from their vineyards in Campania ensures a vibrant white with intense aromas of fresh citrus, pineapple, and white flowers, and finishes cleanly with notes of honeysuckle and lime. The natural acidity is matched with a lingering finish of citrus and minerality found in the chalk laden soils. Perfect with seafood pasta, grilled chicken, risotto dishes, even pizza. An amazing alternative to your favorite Italian Pinot Grigio!
"An example of the vintage handled well. Apricot, ginger, marzipan and white peach. Yet the wine never drifts into sweet fruited excess. Dry and salty. A skein of saline perk melds with a belt of mineral torque, keeping everything on the straight and narrow despite the broader shouldered extract that marks the address. Long and impactful. Drink now." James Suckling, 91 Points