Rocca Leoni, 100% Aglianico – Villa Matilde (75cl) IGT Campania
Appellation: IGT Campania
Grape: 100% Aglianico
Closure: Synthetic Cork
Producer: The story of Villa Matilde began in the 1960s as the passion project of
Neapolitan lawyer, Francesco Paolo Avallone. His vision was guided
by an abiding interest in Falernum, a wine best described as the “first
growth” of the Roman Empire and his tireless work and research into its
history ultimately led to the creation of the modern-day DOC of Falerno
del Massico in 1989. A similarly passionate approach is applied to the
rest of their range and aside from Falerno, they produce stellar examples
of Campanian wines from their vineyards in the prime areas of upper
Caserta, the Sannio near Benevento and Irpinia. Today, the winery is
managed by Avallone’s children, who have single-mindedly dedicated
themselves to continuing their father’s dream.
Vineyard: The grapes come from vineyards planted at a density of 3,000 vines
per hectare on sandy clay, sandstone and quartz. The vineyards were
planted from 1980 onwards at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level.
The grapes were harvested in the second half of October.
Winery: The bunches were destemmed and gently pressed followed by a period
of cold maceration. Fermentation lasted for twenty days in stainless
steel tanks, before the wine was racked and underwent malolactic
fermentation. The wine was then matured in tank followed by a further
period of ageing in large oval oak barrels before bottling.
Taste: Full bodied yet well rounded with velvety tannins and rich flavours of wild
blackberries and red berries. The finish is long and spicy, lifted by an
extremely appetising freshness.
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