Rocca Leoni, 100% Falanghina – Villa Matilde (75cl) IGT Campania
Appellation: Campania IGT
Grape: 100% Falanghina
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: This grapes come from vineyards planted at a density of 3,000 per
hectare on volcanic soils of grey ash and black pomice. The vineyards
were planted at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level from 1970
onwards. The grapes were harvested in the first half of September.
Winery: After a gentle pressing, the must was then drawn off the skins. The
chilled must was gravity settled and than fermented in stainless steel at
10-12° C for about 20 days.
Taste: Rich flavours of tropical and stone fruit, combine with subtle floral and
herbal notes.. Medium bodied, with a refreshing and balanced acidity
lead on to a finish laced with hints of bitter almonds.
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