Villa Matilde Falerno Del Massico Rosso. The most famous wine of the literature and history of the Campania region.
During the 1970’s, after several years of research and helped by a team of scholars from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Naples, the lawyer and classicist Francesco Paolo Avallone identified twenty plants that were Falerno’s authentic varietals. A passionate lover of ancient wines, Avallone, through painstaking propagation worked to save a sufficient number of clones to bring Falerno back to life. He replanted the old Falernian vines on the soil of the land called Massico, were they had traditionally flourished and founded the winery Villa Matilde.
Falerno, deep red Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes, collected after careful selection in the vineyard hill estate of San Castrese, on the slopes of the extinct volcano Roccamonfina, in the province of Caserta. Its bouquet is intense and complex; purple and black fruits: cherry, blackberries and raspberries.
Full, elegant and harmonious. Ideal serving temperature is between 16 & 18°C.
It has an ageing capacity of 10 years.
Soil: Volcanic with good supply of phosphorus, potassium and trace elements
Altitude of Vineyards: 140 mt s.l.m.
Harvest: Aglianico: Third week of October. Piedirosso: second week of October
Ageing: Part of the wine, 50%, aged in barriques the remaining 50% rests in traditional Slavonian oak barrels for a period of 10/12 months.
Grape Varieties: Aglianico 80%, Piedirosso 20%
Alcohol Content: 13%