Vincenzo Mercurio (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Falanghina, planted in all five provinces of Campania, has been a remarkable story over the past decade, its identity shifting from a simple high acid wine to one of richness and beautiful complexity, thanks to a handful of the region’s vintners. One of those winemakers is Vincenzo Mercurio, with whom … Continue reading The Future of Falanghina?
Greco vineyards near Monte Vergine (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In a few weeks, I’ll be at VinItaly, the huge wine fair held in Verona over a period of five days. Besides being able to taste wines from all over Italy, a major benefit of this event is to sample brand new releases, from be it … Continue reading 2008 Campania Whites
Another entry from my list of the Top 100 Wine Producers of Italy: In Camapania, where history and tradition play such an important role, new ways of doing things are certain to attract attention. When the Capaldos and Ercolinos founded Feudi di San Gregorio in 1986, their efforts did indeed garner a lot of notices – … Continue reading Feudi di San Gregorio – Top 100
D Dolcetto A red variety grown in Piemonte that literally means, “little sweet one.” Light tannins, balanced acidity and juicy fruit flavors of raspberry, mulberry and cranberry. Dolcetto produces a wine that is very charming and easy to drink in its youth. E Erbaluce White variety grown in north central Piemonte; the most … Continue reading Italian Varieties – D to L
This is part two of my discussion of white wines from Campania. The last post dealt with Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. This time around, I will discuss Falanghina as well as white wines from the Amalfi Coast. FALANGHINA Falanghina is another of the great ancient white varieties of Campania. The name … Continue reading Campania Whites – Falanghina/Amalfi Coast