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
Blue Lifestyle
2014 vintage
91 Points
Tasting Panel
2014 vintage
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
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.
Unique Selling Points
  • 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

Aglianico is a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, mostly Basilicata and Campania. The vine originated in Greece and was brought to the south of Italy by Greek settlers
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