Campania IGP Falanghina – CRU
Strione was born From the highest, best exposed and sunniest part of Astroni’s vineyard on the external slopes of the Astroni Crater, Strione is born, nectar of Falanghina grapes, produced only in the best vintage.
The vines are Guyot trained with a very low yield. The grapes macerated with the skins for about half of the alcoholic fermentation, are the best expression of the characteristics of the Flegrean territory.
Technical product sheet
Grape variety | Falanghina 100%
Production area | outer slopes of the Astroni Crater. Southeast exposure, 216 m a.s.l.
Coordinates | 40°50’52″N 14°09’35″E
Soil | The soils have a volcanic origin and a pyroclastic form, certainly linked to the Phlegrean eruptions between 3500 – 5000 years ago, and are defined by a layered subacid or neutral reaction lithological structure, with a major quantity of potassium, phosphorus, calcium oxide, and also reduced carbonates.
Training system | Guyot
Yield | 50 quintals
Harvest period | October
Harvest | manual
Technical prefermentation | destemming-pressing. Maceration with the skins for about half of the alcoholic fermentation period.
Fermentation | steel and 5 hl tonneaux barrels for two weeks
Fermentation temperature | 12° – 16° C
Malolactic | partial
Refining | 12 to 18 months on the lees in stainless steel / wood and 12-18 months in the bottle.
Alcohol content | 12%
A clear deep golden yellow color. A complex, intense and persistent nose with a generous bouquet that slowly rises from the glass.
Floral scents prevail followed by those of mature fruits such as apricots and yellow peaches. Pleasant citrus notes with a lightly spicy finish.
Freshness, structure and persistence are noted in the mouth as well as the typical minerality and sapidity; almost tending towards salinity
The Astroni’s vineyard is located close to the homonymous crater, on the border with the eighteenth-century Bourbon boundary wall erected by Charles of Bourbon in defense of his personal hunting reserve, today a natural oasis managed by the WWF.
The vineyard covers about 1.5 hectares at an altitude of about 200 meters above sea level.
With topographic reference of 40°50’52” N latitude, 14°09’35” E longitude, it is entirely distributed in the municipality of Naples and is located on the east – south-east side of the crater.
The vineyard is divided into several terraces, on which there are mainly Falanghina vines with a small presence of Piedirosso grape vines.
The vineyard has an average age of thirty years, is ungrafted and is arranged in espalier with guyot architecture. The rows tend to be oriented north-south, with layouts of 1.80 m x 1 m and have a density of 4000 plants/hectare.
The soils have a volcanic origin and a pyroclastic form, certainly linked to the Phlegrean eruptions between 3500 – 5000 years ago, and are defined by a layered subacid or neutral reaction lithological structure, with a major quantity of potassium, phosphorus, calcium oxide, and also reduced carbonates.
The Falanghina probably derives from ancient Greek-Balkan stocks and seems to owe its name to its expanded habit, for which it was traditionally tied to support poles called “falanga”, from which Falanghina, or “vine supported by poles”.
The vine has medium-sized bunches, long and compact, cylindrical in shape and winged on one side. The grains are medium in size, spherical in shape with medium concentrations of bloom on the thick skins with gray colors with yellow reflections. It is quite vigorous, with average, constant yields and harvests starting from the third week of September.