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Falanghina IGT Beneventano ‘Vico Riviera 99’

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Tasting Notes

Falanghina is an ancient varietal, reportedly of Greek origin. It is believed to be the grape variety behind Falernian, the most famous wine of Roman antiquity.There has been a renaissance of interest in Falanghina since the turn of the century and this once venerated grape is becoming increasingly fashionable. The vines thrive in the porous volcaninc soils and the warm Mediterranean climate.

The Nativ Falanghina has a medium yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose the bouquet is rich and intense with hints of apple, pineapple and citrus. It is fresh and clean in the mouth with a crisp acidity and lasting finish. It is a versatile wine that is sure to please as an aperitif, with hors d’oeuvres, seafood and shellfish dishes, salads, buffalo mozzarella and fresh cheeses. Serve well chilled.

‘Vico Riviera 99’ takes its name from a small alley (‘vicolo’ or ‘vico’ in Italian) located in the area of Castelfranci, near Paternopoli.

2015 rated 91 Luca Maroni

2016 rated 92 JS, 93 Luca Maroni

2018 rated 94 Luca Maroni

2019 rated 90 Vinous, 94 Luca Maroni






100% Falanghina

Location of Vineyards



350 meters above sea level

Type of Planting



Medium textured calcareous clay

Type of Cultivation



Harvest is done by hand towards the end of September. Soft pressing of the whole bunch, cold static decanting and fermentation through selected yeasts at controlled temperature.


In stainless steel for 3 months.

Alcohol Content


Total Production

40,000 bottles


Mario Ercolino