Donna Elvira Fringilla Falanghina is an excellent expression of Falanghina.
The Falanghina vines at Donna Elvira are trellis trained, cane pruned (double branched guyot), with no de-budding but are given a green pruning to improve the canopy microclimate, reducing shoot density. Green harvesting is carried out to improve grape ripening. The Grapes were cultivated by hand in the vineyard near the cellar, called Grottoni where the soils are mostly clay & loam at an altitude of 400m above sea level.
Once at the vineyard, the grapes are partly destemmed, and then pressed softly. After that, the must is transferred into stainless steel tanks and maintained at a low temperature (about 16-18 °C), where fermentation occurs, and lasts about 20 days with no malolactic fermentation. It spends 5 months on lees, in the tank, and is racked twice during fermentation, and twice after fermentation. It is aged in the bottle for one month prior to release.
In the wine glass, the colour is golden yellow with green reflections and on the nose, the aroma is very elegant and reminiscent of pineapple, ripe plum, broom flowers with herbaceous scents of thyme and sage. The taste is well balanced with warm and fresh sensations, full of yellow fruit perceptions.
We suggest to pair with pasta dishes, with tomato and mozzarella or other fresh cheeses.
Awards: 2021 London Wine Competition Gold 92 Points