White wine from Italy
Drinking window: 2023 - 2025
The 2022 Falanghina Caulino is understated, wafting up with honeyed florals, ground ginger and wet stones. It’s soft and round, almost oily in feel, with crisp acidity to contrast as ripe orchard fruits gently soothe the senses. This leans a bit toward the tropical spectrum through the finale while remaining nicely balanced by salty mineral tones. It’s a total pleasure to taste.
Eric Guido. Tasting date: April 2023
For readers looking to explore off the beaten path, Alois produces several bottlings of Casavecchia, Pallagrello Nero and Pallagrello Bianco that are all worth seeking out. Moreover, Michele Alois provides in-depth details of soil, elevation, vine training, yields and élevage on the back of each bottle. All of the reds are refined in large wooden vats with similar days of maceration, allowing for a more reliable study of terroir and vintage.