A real beauty! Falo, an exciting Italian wine from the heel (Puglia) of Italy

We never tire of finding new and exciting Italian wines and this beauty from Puglia is a classic example – very savoury and smoky with sweet dark fruit and spice – capturing the very essence of southern Italy in a bottle!

Falo Malvasia Nera

2013 Falo Malvasia Nera Cantine San Marzano

Cantine San Marzano was founded in 1962 when 19 long established families came together to pull their resources and expertise. Since then members have grown to over 1200 and the focus remains solidly on quality aligned to authenticity – promoting both the individuality of local grapes and regions. Under the stewardship of winemaker Caterina Bellanova their wines are now broadly acknowledged as some of the finest in the region.
Malvasia Nera – along with Negroamaro – is the finest of all the indigenous black grape varieties (in fact the two are often blended together).  The warm and rugged nature of the region comes through in the wine but there is plenty of richness and texture too – big, dry and savoury without any heaviness.
Ideal with any pasta with a meaty and tomato sauce, most classically wild boar in Italy.  For the summer a great match with any chargrilled meat dishes – or chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables such as aubergine, peppers, courgette, especially if you drizzle some balsamic vinegar over them.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2014
Gold Sommelier Awards 2014
  £11.95 each

Nick Adams MW