Wine buy of the month: Fontanavecchia Falanghina del Sannio 2017

Mar 7 2019, 13:06 | by Gambero Rosso
A supple and jiucy palate with a finish of aniseed and mint: here is the Fontanavecchia Falanghina del Sannio 2017, a vibrant wine that can age really well.

The producer

Libero Rillo is surely one of the best interpreters of the Sannio traditional wines. He is one of the top regional producers capable of producing whites and reds of equal high calibre at a very reasonable price. Libero and his brother Giuseppe inherited the producer from their father, Orazio, and began bottling their own wine in 1990.




Fontanavecchia’s success is the result of selecting the best grapes in the vineyard and winemaking carried out with the support of enologist Angelo: Pizzi, a Falanghina expert. Their diverse selection ranges from sparkling wines made with Fiano, Greco and Piedirosso, to various Falanghinas and Aglianicos. Our wine of the month is the delicious 2017 Falanghina del Sannio.

The wine

It speaks to the nature of the vintage, with a subtle and lingering range of aromas from green tea to mountain herbs. The palate is supple, juicy, with a very precise and pleasant finish of aniseed and mint. It's going to age more than well. Easy drink, complex, and vibrant. Libero, are you sure this is a 7 euros wine?

Falanghina del Sannio 2017
Ex-cellar price: 7 euros
Torrecuso, Benevento, Campania

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