Terredora di Paolo Falanghina 2018
Terredora Di Paolo is a story of a family that is closely linked to Campania, its land, its history and its people for many generations. The Mastroberardino family is the most famous wine family in this region. With 494 acres of privately owned vineyards in the best sites of the Avellino province, Terredora di Paolo is one of the most important wineries in southern Italy, focusing on vineyards and high quality, authentic wines. Since its establishment in 1978 (when part of the family broke away from the ever-growing Mastroberardino brand), Terredora di Paolo has focused on rediscovering and restoring Campania’s ancient and native varietals such as Aglianico, Fiano, Greco and Falanghina. These varietals are key players that have brought about Campanian’s wine renaissance.
This unoaked Falaghina white of Irpinia has a rich and intense aroma of fruits with apple, pineapple, quince and pear. Fresh and clean in the mouth with good acidity and structure, it pairs well with fish, soups, cheeses and white meat dishes with lemon and herb accents in particular.
|Region||Italy, Campania, Irpinia|
|Brand||Terredora di Paolo|
VinousBright straw-yellow. Menthol, ripe apple, botanical herbs and flowers on the inviting nose. Rich and dense with a multilayered quality. Finishes long, surprisingly tactile, complex and mouth-filling. Best Falanghina wine from Terredora in years, or at least that I have memory of.
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Irpinia Falanghina Corte di Giso is a linear and tight white wine with a pretty succession of melon, citrus and crushed stone aromas. This vintage also has distinct herbal highlights of dried oregano or lemongrass. The acidity is nicely balanced in this cool vintage.
Wine EnthusiastExotic fruit and white spring flower aromas are front and center. On the bright palate, crisp acidity accompanies exotic fruit and citrus.
Wine SpectatorA creamy, light-bodied white, with a fresh and easy-drinking mix of green pear, almond blossom and lemon pith. Stone-tinged finish. Drink now. 8,333 cases made, 1,260 cases imported.