The 2021 Falanghina del Sannio Preta is pretty and delicate in the glass. It wafts up with peach and dusty yellow floral aromas. This is pure and energetic, with bright acidity elevating crisp orchard fruits. Its minerality blends with a salty mineral flourish that comes through on the finish. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, August 2023) — 4 months ago
So much on the dark fruit side. — 3 months ago
Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black fruit, tar, pepper.
Dry. Flavors of tar, black pepper, blackberry, leather. Rich, firm tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 2 months ago
Full bodied but smooth and nice mouth feel. — 4 months ago
I like this ‘16 a bit better than I recall liking the ‘15 (which had screeching acids). Intense nose. Perfumey, with kids of crushed volcanic gravel, a deep animal fur note, spice, and oozy red berries. Deep in the mouth, it’s got tons of volcanic stone minerality, old leather, and plenty of macerated dark cherry underlying it. Acids are there but integrated. Still quite a bit of tannin chalkily coating the mouth. Will go great with the rustic pasta dish I’m making. — 6 months ago