Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Rosso
“Nec cellis ideo contende Falernis, wrote Virgil in his Georgics: Don’t try to outdo Falernum.
This most famous wine in literature and history is a blend of aglianico and piedirosso; the clusters are carefully quality-selected from the hillside vineyards on the San Castrese estate growing on the slopes of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano, in the province of Caserta. 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 components
375ml, 750ml, 1.5l, 3.0l, 9.0l
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus, potassium, and microelements
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Various years, between 1963 and 2000
Aglianico: Third decade of October
Piedirosso: Second decade of October
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
After de-stemming and pressing, the must ferments on the skins at 25-26° for about 20-25 days, with daily pumpover and délestages. Malolactic fermentation follows.
Half of the wine matures in one-third new Allier oak barriques, and the other half in the traditional 10- to 35hl large Slavonian oak casks, for a period of 10-12 months, followed by ageing in the bottle.
80% aglianico, 20% piedirosso
San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca