After picking up two bottles of wine from Feudi di San Gregorio earlier today I decided to try the Albente right away. The bottle was from the 2010 vintage.
What we have here is a 100% Falanghina. Unlike Feudi di San Gregorio’s Falanghina (that wine is named after the grape) their Albente is not DOC certified because these grapes are not grown around the town of Sannio. This should be mentioned but it’s nothing to worry about. Albente aged three months in stainless steel tanks
After opening the bottle I was amazed by the impressive pale yellow color and the strong aromas that came right into my nose. Most dominate were Melon, lime & summer flowers. There was also a bit of green apple and peach.
On the palate the wine was a bit different then I expected it to be. Very mineralic with a notable acidity. Albente is fresh & soft in the mouth. The finish was for a white wine somewhere between medium and long.
Since it was rather late when I tried this wine I only served a few formaggi together with a salumi plate but I could imagine that this wine goes very well with certain Pasta dishes such as spaghetti con pesto rosso.
Retailing for around 9.90€ I got this one cheap on Sale for just 6.80€. Either way it’s a good price for this wine.
I enjoyed di San Gregorio’s Albente a lot and therefore recommend it.
Want to read more about Feudi di San Gregorio? Check out there website or read one of these reviews.