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De Lucia La Posta Falanghina 2013

ID No: 441964
Country:Italy
Region:Campania
Winery:DeLucia
Grape Type:Falanghina
Vintage:2013
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

De Lucia La Posta Falanghina 2013 is 100% Falanghina

Winemaker Carlo de Lucia carefully selects the Falanghina grapes for this superb wine. As soon as the grapes are harvested and selected, they are immediately transferred in the cellar, where, after a first soft press, the must is left to ferment at controlled temperature (16-18° C). Fining takes place in stainless steel tanks until the following spring, then the wine is bottled, where it completes its maturation.


Enticing bouquet of lemon blossoms and wild yellow broom, complete with ripe apricots and the taste is rich and mouth-filling. Good structure and a long aromatic finish. Deep expression of Falanghina with a golden color and aromas of peach, pear and banana. The wine offers creamy richness and plenty of fruit-driven flavors to keep it interesting, glass after glass.

 


Review:

A tense, golden wine, this buzzes with honeysuckle and mint scents over succulent, peach-rich fruit. The underside of acidity keeps it tight and focused on food, particularly fresh summer salads like crab with mango and cilentro."

Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best / Southern Italy, June 2015), 91 pts

Winery: DeLucia

The DeLucia Estate
Benevento Sannio is an ancient land, very rich in history. Since Samnites times, this area has held an important strategic role in the region's economic and social life, thanks in part to the area's mountainous configuration.
The winery is located in a village called Guardia Sanframodi, in the province of Benevento (40 miles Northeast of Naples). The town lies at 428 meters above sea level and overlooks the Valley of the Calore River

The DeLucia Vineyard
Winemaker Carlo De Lucia has taken on the area's agricultural traditions of using modern systems to produce wines of a superior quality, obtained from the selection of the best grapes, rich in flavors and tastes of this ancient land. In the early 90’s, he built a new cellar and began planting new vineyards in Guyot – this meant a lower grape production, but higher quality wines.

Above all, he concentrates on the two native grape varieties with the best potential: Falanghina for the white grapes, and Aglianico for a small part of the red ones. The wine estate stretches over about 12 hectares of specialized vineyards, which benefit from the perfect micro-climate occurring from the Apennines Mountains and the air currents coming from the near sea.

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