A New (for me) Italian Grape

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

2009 Vivi Falanghina

2009 Vivi Falanghina

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but I have a running injury that has me going to physical therapy twice a week before work.  Being that I’m not a morning person anyway, this whole routine of getting up extra early to do hip exercises that leave me achy for the rest of the day is making me a little cranky.  Thankfully, this week is a short workweek, and it’s been semi-quiet, so I can ease into the morning’s emails and my writing project while I recover from the torture sessions with my therapist.  By the time the day ends, though, I’m ready to be home with a glass of wine in my hand and a heating pad on my hip.  And, Tuesday night’s wine, combined with my two TiVo’d episodes of Castle, was exactly what I needed to recover.

The 2009 Vivi Falanghina (winery) was a clear pale lemon yellow.  On the nose, there were apples and pineapples.  In the mouth there were apples, wet stones, chalk dust, and hints of pineapple and vanilla.  The wine had a light body and crisp acidity

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At a SRP of $12, this wine is a perfect summer wine that is a unique alternative to a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.  It would be the type of wine that pairs nicely with a light fish or a salad, but also is enjoyable on its own.  Admittedly, with the warm weather in DC this week combined with opening this wine has given me a little bit of Spring fever!

Question of the Day:  Have you ever had Falanghina?  What were you thoughts on the grape?  

Suggested Retail Price: $12
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks

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