With its perfumed aromas and refreshing floral-mineral characters, southern Italy’s native Falanghina “is one of those grapes that came out of nowhere to an almost sudden stardom,” says top wine writer Jon Bonné.
And nowhere does the spotlight seem to be shining brighter right now than in Campania’s tiny district of Benevento. It’s here, at the acclaimed La Guardiense cooperative, that winemaker Riccardo Cotarella crafts this ultra-fresh exclusive. With every vintage, it’s a wine that turns heads, earning acclaim from Italy’s prestigious Gambero Rosso wine guide (the coveted “Due Bicchiere”), gold from the Italian Sommelier Association, and praise from Italy’s No. 1 critic, Luca Maroni – he rated their 2013 95 points and named it one of the best Italian white wines of the year.
We convinced Riccardo to reserve the lot of his 2017 just for us to share with our customers – and what a treat it is for fans of Italian whites. Look for aromas of melon, white flowers, and a touch of almond, along with a classic Campanian elegance on the palate. Ideal for simple pastas, seafood, and soft cheeses. Order today.