Rocca dei Leoni estates of Villa Matilde winery are located in the heart of Sannio Beneventano, between Caudina valley, Telesina valley and the valley of Tammaro River. They cover an area of about 30 hectares on volcanic soils rich in phosphorus and potassium: a unique terroir, sweet and sour at the same time, which gives strong notes and intense aromas. The very old vines, the rich cherry blossoms and fir trees, chestnuts, nuts and broom, contribute to the aromatic profile of wine, which is derived from 100% Falanghina clones. Vinification off the skins. After a gentle pressing, the chilled must is gravity-settled then ferments in steel at 50 - 54 °F for about 20 days. The wine ages in stainless steel for about 3 months.

89 Points
Wine Spectator
2022 vintage
Harvest Note
2022 remains the driest year since 1800. The 2022 harvest year was characterized by a rather warm winter season, with temperatures slightly above average for the period lasting until early April. Warm and dry weather also prevailed throughout the summer. Rainfall was concentrated in very few days. The phenological development of the vine was very regular in the budding phase and with a splendid flowering favored by the warm and dry weather. Water stress affected the entire summer period, altering the physiological cycle of the vine with an acceleration on fruit set and veraison. Although the vineyards were severely tested by the climatic conditions, from a phytosanitary point of view, the situation appeared excellent, with very few pathogenic attacks, circumscribed and well managed by appropriate interventions in the field. The grape harvest started 7-8 days earlier than in 2021, and the harvest season began in the last ten days of August.
Tasting Note
The pale straw yellow color, the intense floral and fruity bouquet with notes of banana, tropical fruits and white peach, and the savory, balanced flavor describe the typical traits of a pleasant, pleasantly fresh and light wine.
Food Pairing
Pairs perfectly with tasty fish dishes, such as prawns, spaghetti or potatoes gnocchi with mussels and clams. It combines very well with fresh pasta and tomato sauces or vegetable soup.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Falanghina
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 5.65 g/l
ABV: 14.0%
AGING: Aged in stainless steel tanks for about 3 months
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Falanghina
  • A refreshing, easy drinking white wine

About the Grape

Falanghina, is a variety of wine grape, Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. It is an ancient grape variety which may have provided a basis for the classical Falernian wine, and has considerable character.
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