Bombino Bianco (Bomb-bee-no Bee-ahn-ko), Falanghina (Fah-lahng-gee-nah)
Bombino Bianco is an indigenous grape variety to Puglia. The name translates to ‘small bomb’, which is most likely due to the shape of the grape bunches on the vine. Falanghina receives its name from the word ‘falanga’ which is the name for the stakes used in the vineyards to support the grapes. Both of these varieties are rarely found outside of southern Italy.
The name of the wine, 40 (quaranta – Italian for 40) Filari, translates to 40 rows. This is a reference to the vineyards the wine is made from. Grown and produced organically, this wine experiences a few months of skin maceration before fermentation. This maceration process provides a fuller mouthfeel as well as more intense flavors in the final product. This crisp and refreshing wine pairs well with fish, seafood, chicken, turkey, cured meats, sautéed vegetables, brie, mozzarella, and creamy dishes.
Ariano has been using organic agricultural methods since 1997 and all of their wines are certified organic. These principles are carried on by the present generation represented by Frederica Ariano and Aldo Avello who look after the technical and production side and by Manuela Ariano and Omar Leonardi who are responsible for the commercial and marketing aspects of the winery.