WEEK NINETEEN WINE: Taste the volcano!

Falanghina Feudi di San Gregorio 2018

Our wine this week, Falanghina Feudi di San Gregorio, is made from the falanghina grape predominantly grown in the porous volcanic soils around Mount Vesuvius. Its medium intensity with crisp minerality, hints of spice, light almond and a slightly bitter orange peel character combined with soft fruit flavors that finish in perfect balance with mouthwatering acidity, makes it a perfect pairing with our Capri menu.

Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 in Sorbo Serpico, a tiny village in Campania’s Irpinia region, near Mount Vesuvius. This highly acclaimed winery encourages us to rediscover the identity of Mediterranean flavors through indigenous grapes that reach their full potential with their modern winemaking approach. Named after the method of vine cultivation in Sannio at the end of the Roman Era using Falangs (“poles”), this Falanghina is ideal as an aperitif.  It can also accompany various types of appetizers, plates of simple fish and vegetables as well as fresh cheeses.


Straw yellow that contains brilliant green reflections.

Floral notes, like white blossoms, and delicate apple and pear.

Medium intensity, crisp minerality, with hints of spice, light almond and a slightly bitter orange peel character. The pretty floral notes and soft fruit flavors are fresh through the finish in perfect balance with the mouthwatering acidity.

Length/Type of Fermentation:
Grape bunches are hand-harvested into 18 kilo crates during the latter half of September. The crates are then transported in refrigerated trucks (50º F) to the winery. Bunches are individually selected and soft-pressed followed by cold settling at 57˚F for 24-48 hours. The juice is cold-fermented in stainless steel vats between 61 - 64˚F and does not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Length/Type of Aging:
About 5 months in stainless steel on the lees with an additional month in bottle prior to release.