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Falernina

Synonym for the grape variety Falanghina Flegrea; see under Falanghina.

For a long time, the name Falanghina (also Falanghina Bianca) was understood to mean only one white grape variety from Italy and was shown as one variety in the statistics, at least until the year 2000. The name derives from the ancient training "Phalange" (tied to the stake). According to an assumption, which of course can no longer be proven and is doubtful, it is supposed 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 doubtful that it was 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...

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