Very pale yellow. Nose of citrus and green apple, with like notes on the palate. Medium bodied, nicely balanced. OK so it didn't exactly match with the natto/kimchi/rice on the table (where was that bottle of shochu when I needed it), but it paired nicely with the Alsatian Muenster that ended the meal.
Thats quite a food/wine matchup!! Would never thought of trying that. The cheese no problem but that is one tough wine to find up here.
Robin did a 30 second advisor on Falanghina last year I believe. Another off-beat varietal this forum is famous for noting!!
Lucio Mastroberardino was in town last month and I had a chance to taste with him through his family's lineup of Terredora di Paolo offerings.
The 2005 Falanghina is much as Al describes with the 2004, with an added note of fine minerality. For me, a big step up (and from $14 to $22 a bottle) is to the 2005 Greco di Tufo Loggia della Serra. Richer fruit, creamier texture, brighter acidity. A bit more exuberant all around. Another $2 will get you the 2005 Fiano, which is more floral, elegant and complex, with a drier profile.
All three have a place at the table, but perhaps not with kimchi!
By the way, among the reds, I recommend trying the 2000 Taurasi Fantica Contadina if you can find it.
Michael, about the TerreDora greco and fiano, do you think that these wines will age, and if so, for how long. I have had fiano that was 6 years old that (in the words of P-AIr( almost made me cry. Actually this 1999 vtg (not Terredora) drove me to check the distributor to see if there were any more 99 hiding in a dark corner. I have several bottles of the 2004 greco and the fiano, so I will hold a couple of each and see how they do.
alex metags wrote:Very pale yellow. Nose of citrus and green apple, with like notes on the palate. Medium bodied, nicely balanced. OK so it didn't exactly match with the natto/kimchi/rice on the table
I tried this very Falanghina a few months ago and got apples with a hint of almonds and lettuce (but not an offensive vegetal quality). Thus, I matched it with a salad topped with roasted chicken and almond slices. Delightful!