Leonardo Mustilli, 1st To Bottle Monovarietal Falanghina

Leonardo Mustilli of the high quality Cantine Mustilli was the 1st to bottle a monovarietal Falanghina wine... His best is "Vigna Segreta"...

Falanghina is a very ancient grape that was probably brought by the greeks in the olden days. Some say its name come from the latin "phalanga", the word to describe wooden poles the greeks used for wine training. It almost came to extinction in Campania until Leonardo Mustilli decided in 1979 to seriously consider how to make fine wines out of the grape. Since, several producers have caught on and planted the grapes in various terroir around the region producing some very interesting and rewarding whites.

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