San Domenico Falanghina is a delightful white wine gem from the Campania region of southern Italy. The estate takes its name from the area that it is located in Chiusano di San Domenico and its literal translation is the Hills of San Domenico. The terrain is hilly with vineyards at altitudes of 400 to 700 meters above sea level which provides cooling night time temperatures in those sunny southern Italian summers. This change in temperature from day to night gives these wines a balance that is part of their natural character. The soils are calcareous and are of volcanic origin. All of the fruit is hand harvested and the grapes are both grown on their property and selectively sourced. The age of the vines ranges from 10 to 20 years old.
Made from a grape variety cultivated since ancient times, San Domenico Falanghina is obtained exclusively from grapes originating from specialized vineyards where the exposition of the land, the sunshine and the microclimate guarantee a high quality product. Gentle pressing and the fermentation of the must take place in steel vats at a strictly controlled temperature to bring out the aroma and the bouquet of apples, citrus, almonds and pine. With its straw-like color with brilliant golden reflections and its refined and persistent aroma, San Domenico Falanghina has a smooth, dry, harmonious flavor. It is particularly suggested as an accompaniment for dishes based on fish or shellfish, or seafood--fresh, steamed or sautéed.