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. Chalmers Falanghina is the first commercially released Falanghina in Australia. At Chalmers we have a serious love for this promising variety for its complexity, drinkability and potential in the future of the Australian soils and wine industry.
This attractive wine is aromatic and racy, with notes of orchid and lime donating the nose. White stones and a persistent, tangy palate result in a wine with balanced tension and fresh appeal, think similar to a Riesling. Pair with aromatic, zesty dishes with an oily component such as Thai curry or Gyoza.