We just added an attractive new sale price to one of this summer’s best selling white wines, Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio 2018. There are stores selling this lovely southern Italian white for $18-$20 while our new sale price is only $11.97!
Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in all of Italy in terms of production, market impact, and innovation. This is one single-family with a winemaking history that dates back to the early 18th century, and which is largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania's remote Irpinia area.
The Mastroberardino family have earned themselves a place in Italy’s viticultural history as a guardian and protector of indigenous grapes of Southern Italy’s Campania region. The family has not just worked to maintain these varieties, but Mastroberardino has successfully turned would-be extinct grapes into world-class varieties.
This work of transformation began in earnest after WWII when Antonio Mastroberardino returned to his family’s estate to find it in ruins-- the result of economic hardships, phylloxera, neglect, and war. Antonio refused to let his family’s legacy fall to circumstance, however, and he worked tirelessly to restore the land he loved.
Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio 2018
Shelf Price $13.99
Sale Price $11.97
The nose whacks you with a cool sea-breeze of peach, pesto, and salt. It's also got this fantastic fennel thing going on and smells like sweet basil being extracted by the mid-day southern Italian sun. It's a lot to take in, but these scents are subtle, playful, and really more of a tease for the palate than a reason to keep your snout stuck in the glass. This is an easy-drinking wine, not a thesis project, and is really meant to be drunk ice-cold with some appetizers while waiting for your pasta or grilled fish to arrive. The bracing, mineral coated, expression is refreshing, cleansing, and finishes with a slight bite that is part salty, part bitter parsley, and perfect for light Italian dishes packed with fresh vegetables and herbs from the fertile land that lured so many from the ancient world. - PJ Wine