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14th August 2011

Rocca Vecchia, Falanghina 2010, Italy
A little Italian white from Puglia in the deep southeastern "heel" of Italy, this Falanghina has a nose of melon rind and apple skins, suggesting fruitiness but also a certain waxy grippiness. There are tiny notes of nuts and herbs too, in a very attractive profile. On the palate it bursts with flavour: lots of ripe, juicy melon again, and of ripe pear and apple, before a decisive core of lemony acidity. It finishes with a real squirt of fresh lemon and grapefruit that is tart and lip-smacking and which gives this inexpensive white great food-matching capabilites. More information and food match suggestions in the video. £5.99, The Co-operative.

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