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Falanghina, also called Falanghina Greco, is a variety of wine grape, Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. It is an ancient grape variety which may have provided a basis for the classical Falernian wine, and has considerable character.[1] It is cultivated on the coast of Campania north of Naples,[1] and frequently consumed in southern Italy along with seafood.[2] The name for the wine appears to derive from the Latin falangae, or stakes for supporting the grapes in a vineyard.[3] In November 2014 Falanghina was approved as a recognized varietal by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for use in the United States.

Grape (Vitis)
Falanghina di Bonea.JPG
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called See list of synonyms
Origin Italy
Notable regions Campania


Falanghina is also known under the synonyms Biancazita, Biancozita, Biancuzita, Falanchina, Falanchina Bianca, Falanghina Verace, Falenghina, Falernina, Falerno Veronese, Fallanchina, Fallanghina, Folanghina, Montecalvo, Montellese, and Uva Falerna.[4]


  1. ^ a b The Oxford Companion to Wine. "Falanghina". Archived from the original on 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ Bonné, Jon, San Francisco Chronicle: The Cellarist (March 30 2009). Falanghina, reconsidered
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Falanghina, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-07-15