Falanghina

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Falanghina
Grape (Vitis)
Falanghina di Bonea.JPG
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
OriginItaly
Notable regionsCampania

Falanghina, also called Falanghina Greco, is a variety of wine grape, Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. It is an ancient grape variety which may have provided a basis for the classical Falernian wine, and has considerable character.[1] It is cultivated on the coast of Campania north of Naples,[1] and frequently consumed in southern Italy along with seafood.[2] The name for the wine appears to derive from the Latin falangae, or stakes for supporting the grapes in a vineyard.[3] In November 2014 Falanghina was approved as a recognized varietal by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for use in the United States.

Synonyms[edit]

Falanghina is also known under the synonyms Biancazita, Biancozita, Biancuzita, Falanchina, Falanchina Bianca, Falanghina Verace, Falenghina, Falernina, Falerno Veronese, Fallanchina, Fallanghina, Folanghina, Montecalvo, Montellese, and Uva Falerna.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b winepros.com.au. The Oxford Companion to Wine. "Falanghina". Archived from the original on 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ Bonné, Jon, San Francisco Chronicle: The Cellarist (March 30 2009). Falanghina, reconsidered
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Falanghina, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-07-15