Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Rosso
Made only in the finest growing years with grapes from the vineyard of the same name, one of the San Castrese estate’s oldest and best-aspected vineyards, planted on the slopes of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano. Showing a dark, deep red, it vaunts an emphatic, long-lingering bouquet of black and red wild berryfruit, black pepper, chocolate, espresso bean, and vanilla, complemented by a palate that is warm and dry. This is a complex, elegant, and powerful wine.
750ml, 1.5l, 3.0l
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus and potassium
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Last decade of October
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vines
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
Made only in the finest growing years with grapes from the vineyard of the same name, one of Villa Matilde’s oldest and best-aspected hillslope vineyards. The clusters are picked one by one by hand, then gently pressed; the must ferments on the skins for 20-25 days at about 25°C, followed by the malolactic fermentation in oak barriques.
In Allier oak barriques (1/3 new, 1/3 once-used, 1/3 twice-used) for 12-18 months, then a further 12-18 months in the bottle
80% aglianico, 20% piedirosso
Vigna Camarato, San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca