It’s clear that 2017 was a really complicated harvest (do you remember the heatwave known as ‘Lucifer’?), not only in the Sannio district and one of smallest for 60 years. Anyway it’s too early to get an idea of what this vintage would be like for Falanghina del Sannio.
Ok, meanwhile, we’d keep drinking the oldest wines, for example Falanghina del Sannio Taburno 2016 by Torre Varano, a winery located in Torrecuso.
Nicola d’Occhio (in the picture) and his wife Antonina produce different wines from falanghina grapes. If Niche is made from late harvested grapes, fermented in barrique and placed “sur lies”, then aged in barrique (6 months) and in bottles for the same time, the “entry-level wine” is crispy and fresh, great value for money (25.000 bottles, €6).
It’s no accident it was awarded in the last edition of Slow Wine Guide as “vino quotidiano” (every day wine).
Azienda Agricola Torre Varano
via Torreuono, 2 – 82030 Torrecuso (BN)
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