2010 Fujanera "Bellalma" Falanghina Puglia

SKU #1082684

Occasionally I make mistakes..."Unbelievable!" I know you're thinking, but betting on what people might be interested in isn't always an easy task. For example, I tasted the 2010 Fujanera Falanghina at Vinitaly in April 2011, and it was good but it had just been bottled and it really wasn't tasting like what it would become. I waited until the end of last year to bring some in and only then to balance out some pallets. Then whoosh...it was gone, and there were many sad faces among the staff and customers, who loved the stuff. Figuring it would be gone by the time I got around to picking up some more I forgot about it until the producer casually asked if I liked the 2010 Falanghina (a freakishly good vintage for Italian whites, and especially for Puglia), to which I said, "Ee loved it." She said, "Well, I still have some." Silence on my part, and then, "Do you have two pallets?" "Oh yeah," she told me. So you now get to have some! This 100% Falanghina is wonderful, it's fermented in stainless steel, and then kept on its lees for two months before being bottled. The nose is a complex perfume of elderflowers and white peach, with a bit of crushed stone that is couched in a med-full body, and it has a long and decidedly refreshing finish. (Greg St.Clair, K&L's Italian buyer)

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/15/2012  | Send Email
Fujanera is a great winery and we love all of the wines that they make but this vintage of their falanghina really hits the mark. Great balance of fruit, minerality and acidity. Delish!

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/22/2012  | Send Email
A delicious white from Puglia that would go perfectly with any kind of seafood, creamy pastas, pesto, you name it...

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/12/2012  | Send Email
We introduced this producer’s wines to you in 2008, loved the 2009 and, not to say we saved the best for last but…wow! If you have never had Falanghina before, here is a great place to start. The aromatics are like something from a flower market. On the palate I get white peaches and melon, with subtle tropical flavors, zippy acidity, incredible length and a dry finish. Here is a wine made for brunch or something very spicy.

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/30/2012  | Send Email
Ridiculously snappy, refreshing wine for the price. Pretty orange and pear blossom with a fresh herbacious quality that reminds me more of Vermentino or Verdicchio than Falanghina. From Puglia, but up in the cooler, more mountainous north. Highly recommended. CM

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Puglia