Maybe it’s the fate, but in recent months the hot topic of the aged white wines came often back to me… and I am glad to take it as I have also planned another nice story about Terlan winery based in Alto Adige region (north east of Italy where I have been lately), and their aged whites! (read some old articles here)
In this short post I’m going to write about a famous winery based in Campania region (south of Italy) “Feudi di San Gregorio “ known for their mini labels to be square or dot but especially for their good wines! And by pure chance, last night with some friends of mine, we ended up with a ‘Falanghina 2007’ (white local variety).
This is the basis version of their product (and not the Cru one), I like to emphasize it: a wine that does not fermeted or aged in wood at all, thought to be drunk within 2/3 years! It is a DOC anyway.
I have been surprised I have to say, no form of oxidation, still quite a character and so many aromas. The color is -of course- intense, golden; the nose offers a nice range of aromatic notes: toasted hazelnuts, honey, dried fruit. In the mouth the wine is enveloping, full and really smooth, fresh yellow fruits give up to leave space to toasted notes, and also notes of honey again and continues to evolve in the glass to show up even hints of tobacco in the second round.
A nice surprise for a such a variety not often aged for long periods and generally thought as aperitif thanks to its natural freshness and the vibrant acidity!
Those experiments are always welcome!