Arco di Traiano bottle

Arco di Traiano

Falanghina, 2014

A massive stone arch, Arco di Traiano, stands in honor of Emperor Trajan in Benevento, Italy, around which Falanghina vines have grown for millennia. But it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that Falanghina gained widespread appreciation. That’s when wineries upgraded to stainless-steel tanks, which keep out oxygen and preserve the grape’s bright aromas and flavors. We made this Falanghina in collaboration with the Botter family, which works with growers throughout Italy.

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Arco di Traiano Falanghina is a vibrant, zesty wine with delicate citrus and floral flavors. It’s the same style of Falanghina enjoyed by Campania locals.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Straw
APPEARANCE
Straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Lemon
Jasmine
Lime
Almond

Pairing

Light, fresh whites elevate the flavors of a dish’s fresh ingredients and help them shine, almost like a chorus providing the background harmony. That’s why these wines—such as Pinot Grigio, Grüner Veltliner and unoaked Chardonnays—are sublime with simple broiled sardines.

TASTING TIP

Note the wine’s palate-coating body, which doesn’t typically accompany brightness in white wines. But that’s Falanghina’s unique signature.

Delicate citrus and floral flavors shine in this light, fresh white.

Delicate citrus and floral flavors shine in this light, fresh white.

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More About The Wine

Beneventano is a small region in the province of Campania, near Naples. The weather is very warm and dry, moderated by cooling breezes from the Mediterranean. This helps preserve the wine’s fresh, vibrant flavors, but Falanghina grapes also have waxy skins that help retain the citrus and floral aromas as the grapes ripen in the region’s dry heat.

DID YOU KNOW?

In ancient Rome, Falanghina grapes were used to make Falernian, a highly prized wine supposedly so alcoholic it could be set alight.

  • VARIETY
    Falanghina
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Beneventano, Italy
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    12.2%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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