Falerno del Massico Rosso DOP 2014

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Villa Matilde

Falerno del Massico Rosso DOP 2014

Region: Italy / Campania
Grapes: 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso

Falerno del Massico Rosso DOP is obtained from 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso grapes harvested after careful selection in the hilly vineyards of San Castrese estate, on the slopes of Roccamonfina volcano, in the province of Caserta. Red Falerno's winemaking process involves a first destemming of the grapes, followed by must maceration at a temperature between 77 - 79 °F for about 20-25 days. During fermentation, daily pumping over and delestages are carried out and at the end of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, 50% of the wine is aged in Allier barriques (new for one third) and the remaining 50% ages in traditional Slavonian oak barrels for a period of 10-12 months. Before being on the market, the wine undergoes a further period of refinement in the bottle. “Nec cellis ideo contende Falernis”, wrote Virgil in his Georgics: Don’t try to outdo Falernum.

91 Points

Tasting Panel

2014 vintage
91 Points

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2014 vintage
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harvest note

Harvest 2014 started with a mild and rainy winter with a warm spring which led to an early bud burst, up to twenty days earlier than normal. Mild temperatures during the daytime and cool nights produced grapes with complexity and excellent structure. The wines are aromatic, fruity and rich not only in acidity but also in finesse and freshness.

tasting note

Showing a deep red, its intense, rich bouquet is brimming with fragrant sweet violets, wild black berryfruit, cherry, blackberry, and raspberry. The palate is full-volumed, elegant, and finely balanced in all its component.

food pairing

Oysters, lobster or any seafood-based dishes.

technical data

GRAPES: 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso
APPELLATION: Campania
PH: 3.61
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 12 months, half in Allier oak small barrels, half in large Slavonian oak casks. Followed by a long maturation in bottle.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.1 g/l

points of distinction

  • Most famous wine in literature and history
  • Aged for 12 months, 1/2 in oak barrique and the other 1/2 in Slovanian casks
  • about the grape +
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Villa Matilde is an immortal wine with more than 3000 years of history. It is known to be the most prestigious and valuble wine during the Roman age and the favorite drink of the Emperors and Poets.


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