Get to know: La Guardiense, Calvese Falanghina Sannio
The white wine of choice on the Amalfi coast, this delightful wine is made using the Falanghina grape from Campania. It has a wonderfully aromatic nose of orange flower water, cut kumquats, peach, apple and apricot. On the palate you get crystallised orange peel and more peach and apple fruit. This wine is fresh and fruity and finishes with a dry and light minerality.
Try with home-made pasta with a tomato sauce.
"A must try for fans of dry, crisp, fresh Italian whites. This Falanghina from Campania is full of character and is a brilliant wine for the money. Great with simply cooked scallops."
The farming co-operative, La Guardiense, was founded over 60 years ago by 33 farsighted, collaborative farmers. Today membership has grown to nearly 1,000, but still only managing a total of about 1,500 hectares meaning that the fruit comes from a large selection of very small family owned vineyards.
The winery is situated in the Santa Lucia area of Guardia Sanframondi in the very heart of the southern Italian province of Benevento.