Falanghina Campi Flegrei cru
Protected Designation of Origin
Vigna Astroni, Falanghina of Campi Flegrei Cru, was born from our vineyard, which grows on the outer slopes of the Astroni Crater. The grapes come from a single terraced vineyard of 1.5 hectares, which is currently under conversion to organic. The wine is bottled after 8 months of aging in stainless steel tanks without refrigeration and gentle filtration. The wine may contain some sediments on the bottom of the bottle.
Grape variety |
Production area |
Outer slopes of the Astroni Crater. Exposure east to southeast, 170-21 6m a.s.l.
Sandy with volcanic origins
Training system |
Harvest period |
first part of October
Technical prefermentation |
the grapes are harvested by hand and delivered to the winery in small crates. They are destemmed, slightly crushed, and left in pneumatic presses where the skins and juice macerate for a few hours.
only the free run must is used and fermented in stainless steel. The first part of the fermentation process is triggered by the work of indigenous yeasts, but later inoculated yeasts are selected (yeasts that were isolated in the vineyard as well as during the spontaneous fermentation).
Fermentation temperature |
14° - 18° C
after alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked and refined on the lees for at least 6 months
Alcohol content |
A deep straw yellow color. Mineral notes combine with elegant toasted sweet almond and light herbaceous scents. Sapidity is the first impact noted during tasting which is then followed by a lively acidity. These components interact well with the smoothness of the wine.
La Falanghina deriva probabilmente da antichi ceppi greco-balcanici e sembra dovere il suo nome al suo portamento espanso, per cui tradizionalmente veniva legata a pali di sostegno detti "falanga", da cui Falanghina, ossia "vite sorretta da pali".
Il vitigno si presenta con grappoli di medie dimensioni, lunghi e compatti a forma cilindrica e alati su un lato. I chicchi hanno dimensioni medie, a forma sferica con concentrazioni medie di pruina sulle bucce spesse con colori grigi a riflessi gialli. È abbastanza vigoroso, con rese nella media, costanti, e vendemmie che iniziano a partire dalla terza settimana di settembre.