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Falanghina

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 uncertain that it was allegedly introduced from Greece as early as the 7th century. In any case, it is one of the oldest varieties in Campania. In the 17th century it was mentioned in a poem by Giulio C. Cortese (1570-1640).

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