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Weißwein 2014 Colli Aprutini IGT Fal Anfora, Abruzzi, Italy

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Falanghina
Registration number: #AdP-L604

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Last reviewed: 20 June, 2017

IGT area (country wines) for white wines, red wines and rosé wines in the province of Teramo in the Italian region of Abruzzo. This covers 230 hectares of vineyards. Grape varieties authorised in the region may be used. Varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the variety in question, up to 15% may be other varieties. Dual varietal wines must be blended from at least 50 to 85% of the main grape variety and 15 to 50% of other grape varieties. For the wines, a minimum alcohol content is prescribed for each wine type, but no ageing periods.

The Italian region (Ital. Abruzzi) with the capital L'Aquila is located east of Rome with an Adriatic coast about 130 kilometres long. It is divided into the provinces of Chieti, L'Aquila, Teramo and Pescara. Viticulture was introduced here by the Etruscans as early as the 7th century BC. The Greek historian Polybios (210-120 BC) mentions in his History of the Roman Empire, in the part about the Carthaginian general Hannibal (247-183 BC), that the wines from here were particularly suitable for strengthening the soldiers. The Roman authors Pliny the Elder (23-79) and Andrea Bacci (1524-1600) also praise the region. The...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land...

The white grape variety probably originates from Italy. For a long time, the name Falanghina (also Falanghina Bianca) was understood to mean only one white grape variety from Italy, and in the official statistics, at least until the year 2000, it was shown as a single variety. The name is derived from the ancient vine training "Phalange" (tied to the stake). According to a dubious assumption, which of course can no longer be proven, it is said to be a descendant of the ancient variety Aminea, which was used for the white variant of the famous Falernian in ancient Rome. It is equally...

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