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Folius Falanghina Extra Dry

Wine name:Folius Falanghina Extra Dry

Zone:Taburno DOC appellation area

Vineyard extension (hectares):10

Blend:100% Falanghina

Vineyard age (year of planting):Falanghina 1995

Soil Type:Clayey-calcarous marl

Exposure:South-east, hilly area at 400-650 meters above sea level

Colour:Straw yellow with greenish nuances

Nose:Pleasantly complex, the aroma, typical of the varietal, is well balanced with the bread crust tones of the yeasts.

Flavour:Fresh, persistent

Serving temperature (°C):6-8

Match with:As an aperitif, fish and seafood dishes

Average no. bottles/year:50,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:7

Vinification and ageing

The clusters are picked slightly early, after destemming and crushing the clusters are soft-pressed, only the first run of the must is fermented at a low temperature. The "Charmat" method is utilised ("prise de mousse" in autoclave). After the second fermentation the wine remains for at least two months "sur lies". The wine is finished in the bottle for one month.

Wine Producer



Address:Via Sala 82030 Foglianise BN

Owner:Agricultural Union of the Province of Benevento

Year of establishment:1983

Total annual production:1000000

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:September/November

Agronomist:Filippo Colandrea/Alfonso De Angelis

Oenologist:Filippo Colandrea with the support of Professor Luigi Mio


Cantina del Taburno, is located at the base of Mount Taburno, an inactive volcano, in the small town of Foglianise, in the province of Benevento. The Cantina was established in 1972 as a cooperative with 15-20 associates. In the early 1980s it was acquired by the Agricultural Consortium of Benevento (established in 1901) and the cellar was enlarged with funds of the European Community. Dr Nicola De Girolamo, the director, is also the director of the Agricultural Consortium of Benevento.
The grapes that are vinified at Cantina del Taburno come from approximately 400-450 hectares of vineyards, belonging to 330 small viticulturists, standing in the territory of towns in the area of Mount Taburno: Foglianise, Torrecuso, Vitulano, Campoli del Monte Taburno, Castelpoto, Apollosa, Bonea, Montesarchio, Ponte, Tocco Caudio, Paupisi and Benevento. The viticulturists are part of a Cooperative and their vineyards are supervised by an agricultural technician (employed by the Cooperative), Alfonso de Angelis, and by Filippo Colandrea, the on-premise oenologist of Cantina del Taburno. Rita Pessina, a food technologist, is responsible for laboratory analyses (in a well equipped and modern lab) and for quality issues. Professor Luigi Moio, who is a very well known University professor and one of the major wine makers in Campania, has consulted at Cantina del Taburno since 1998. Professor Moio teaches oenology at the University of Naples and is the coordinator of the graduate course for viticulture and oenology in Avellino. Students from Avellino and from Naples carry out experimental projects, write their graduation thesis and train here.
The grape varieties grown are mainly indigenous and, as in Irpinia, have an ancient origin. The main red grape variety is Aglianico, also called Aglianico di Torrecuso. The main white variety is Falanghina, widely grown in Campania and especially in the province of Benevento. Other varieties, which all date back to the ancient Greek and Roman times, grown in the Taburno area are Piedirosso, Sciascinoso (red), Fiano, Greco, Coda di Volpe (three white varieties). Small quantities of other Italian and international varieties are also grown.
The impressive and well equipped vinification and ageing cellars were enlarged in the early 1980s.
The total average production is approximately 1 million bottles/year (considering all labels),  mainly Falanghina del Sannio DOP and Sannio Aglianico DOP. 

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