Quintodecimo Irpinia Falanghina via del Campo 2019

Quintodecimo Irpinia Falanghina via del Campo 2019

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(not yet reviewed, 2016 review below for reference)

93+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

I'm not sure Falanghina can get any better than this, but I leave that as an open question given the enormous promise that is locked within this classic vintage. The 2016 Irpinia Falanghina Via del Campo (from a single vineyard in Mirabella Eclano) is steely and bright with fragrant tones of Amalfi lemon, wild basil and blanched almond. Briny or salty notes give focus and sharpness. The aromas are direct and immediate, yet this wine offers more volume and staying power than any of its peers. There is more substance and texture to carry this wine forward over the palate. I am very encouraged by this beautiful Falanghina that is aged partially (70%) in stainless steel and the rest in barrique. Some 22,166 bottles were made.

Luigi Moio makes some of the very best wines you will taste from Campania. This is a benchmark estate for the region and indeed for the country. After gaining his master's and PhD in agricultural science, with prolonged research in Burgundy, Professor Moio established this estate in 2001 in Irpinia. Today, it counts 30 hectares of land, including 22 hectares that are planted to vines. I absolutely recommend these excellent and exciting new releases from Quintodecimo. The estate produces six wines: three reds and three whites. All are truly excellent, as you can gather from my enthusiastic mid-90s scoring across the board.

Monica Larner