La Guardiense Janare Alfabeto Falanghina del Sannio 2021 DOC Campania
La Guardiense is a co-operative of growers located in Sannio DOP, around Benevento north of Naples. It was started in 1960 by 33 local farmers and now encompasses 1,000 smallholders in the region. The Janare wines are the perfect introduction to the varietal personalities of Campania's main players, and all wines are made using native yeasts.
Falanghina does particularly well on the volcanic soils of Campania, and this shows ripe pear fruit and a broad, textured palate with good weight and persistence. It would be the perfect white alongside some frutti di mare in a tomato sauce, or even the notorious local puttanesca.