I am really excited about this Falanghina, as you will see from this video of the tasting.  Rarely is one surprised and delighted by an intensity of flavour, an elegance of balance, and wonderful "new" flavours with great persistence.

I have, subsequent to tasting, found out that this Falanghina comes from very old (80 years) vines, growing un-trellissed as bushes amongst the olive groves (for shade) high up on the slopes of the spent volcano Taberno.

Knowing all this helps explain the wild herbs and olive grove flavours, the wonderful intensity,  the volcanic soils providing crisp bright purity of acidity.   I tasted the wine again from the opened bottle (refrigerated ) the following day, it had opened up more and was even more delicious, the true sign of a very fine wine.
 
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