2020 Viticoltori de Conciliis Falanghina, Campania IGP, Italy (750ml)
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Viticoltori de Conciliis was founded in 1996 by three siblings, Luigi, Bruno and Paola de Conciliis, who decided to make use of their family vineyards to make wine rather than simply selling their grapes. Together they own 17 hectares of organically farmed vines located in the relatively uncharted, warm Cilento zone on the Campania coast, and rent an additional 11 hectares of neighboring vines. The high-altitude vineyards look out toward the Mediterranean, and are cooled by the sea breeze, making wines that are vibrant and readily accessible.
De Conciliis specializes in fruit-forward wines made with wild fermentations, minimal additions and consider themselves champions of sustainable winemaking. This goes beyond a commitment to organic viticulture. De Conciliis is located in one of the poorest areas of Campania, and sustainability also means a committed to its workers, paying them a livable wage, and guaranteeing year-round work. The next phase of this effort will include a move to fully biodynamic farming.
100% Falanghina. All harvesting was done manually. The grapes went straight to press after being sorted. The must went through a 20-day fermentation, before being reﬁned in stainless-steel tanks for 6 months. The ﬁnished wine was bottled and aged an additional 3 months prior to release.
Yellow-gold. The bouquet is fruity, ﬂoral and slightly tropical. The palate is fresh and textured with ﬂavors of ripe stone fruit, pineapple, lime zest and a persistent mineral note. The ﬁnish is long and clean with a juicy, lip-smacking acidity.