From the most recent importation of new clones and varieties to Australia via the Chalmers family. Falanghina refers to two distinct grape varieties in Italy, both grown in Campania primarily – Falanghina Flegrea, a highly aromatic and fruity grape grown closer to the coast, and Falanghina Beneventana, a more savoury and mineral version grown further into the mountains behind Naples.
This wine is made from the Chalmers imported clone of Falanghina Beneventana. 2020 Chalmers Falanghina is the first commercially released Falanghina in Australia and from the first planting at our Heathcote vineyard. At Chalmers we have a serious love for this promising variety for its complexity, drinkability and potential in the future of the Australian wine Industry.
This 2020 vintage is aromatic and racy, with notes of freesia and lime donating the nose. White stones and a persistent, tangy palate result in a wine with balanced tension and fresh appeal. Pair with aromatic, zesty dishes with an oily component such as Thai curry or Gyoza.
Super small production for this for vintage, so best get in quick!