Aorivola Falanghina Cacciagall (Skin Contact White) 2019

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Aorivola Falanghina Cacciagalli, biodynamic wine, low sulphur Falanghina, stirring Mediterranean flavours. Cacciagalli is a small estate making hand crafted natural wines from local varieties. They are a certified biodynamic producer and the wines have real purity. The Falanghina is a fantastic savoury wine. Often a simple, fruit bomb style of grape, Cacciagalli show its true potential to be a serious wine and a wine that will age. Fermented wild in steel tanks and macerated for twelve hours on the skin, the wine is quite rich with lovely warm, southern texture, slightly oily with medium acidity and body. The flavours are intriguing and not what you expect from Falanghina. Subtle savoury notes and olfactory aromas from the skin contact, a note of ripe stone fruit, hazelnut and pine. The palate is more open with rich stone fruits, resin, golden honey and straw. The finish is long and lingering and full of southern warmth. A delicious and surprising wine.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer I Cacciagalli
Country Italy
Region Campania, Italy
Vintage 2019
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Falanghina
Terroir Volcanic, limy-clay with good organic matter
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation About 6 months in concrete vats with the lees
Total Sulphur 45 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-6 years
Food Matching Oily Fish, Umami

I Cacciagalli is the name given to the area of land where Diana and Mario Basco have started their biodynamic wine estate.

The 9 hectares of vines are located in a small hamlet a couple of kilometres outside the town of Teano in the province of Caserta. The estate lies in the shadow of the inactive volcano Roccamonfina which gives rise to the complex volcanic terrain which impart such character to the wines. The volcanic soil is rich in minerals and in particular potassium and is very fertile. The surrounding woodland is full of chestnut and hazelnut trees, pine and many wild flowers and other fruits. This place is an oasis of calm where nature flourishes and here Mario and Diana live out their dream of creating high quality natural wines.Diana is an agronomist and the land has been in her family for generations, when she met passionate wine connoisseur Mario, they started their biodynamic farm and are now fully certified. They have started to ferment some of the wines in clay ovoid eggs, buried deep in the centuries old winery at their home, as well as using skin contact for the whites. The reds, are rich and elegant with long ageing potential.Cacciagalli is located in an ancient building which stretched back centuries to a time when it was the house of the noble family who owned the local land and rented it to peasants. The building houses a 500 year old cellar where Mario stores the wines once bottled. There is a true sense of nature and history at play at the beautiful estate. The wines have the finesse and style to match.

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  1. Elle

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    A bitter wine great with fish for a slightly bold flavour.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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