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Falerno del Massico Rosso

Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Rosso
Falerno del Massico 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

Accolades

Falerno del Massico Rosso Vigna Camarato 2006: The Associazione Italiana Sommelier’s Guida Duemilavini 2012 – Bibenda grants the Five Clusters, its highest wine award.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16-18°C
CELLARING CAPACITY
10 years
BOTTLE SIZES
375ml, 750ml, 1.5l, 3.0l, 9.0l
FIRST VINTAGE
1975
SOIL PROFILE
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus, potassium, and microelements
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Various years, between 1963 and 2000
VINEYARD ELEVATION
140 metres
HARVEST PERIOD
Aglianico: Third decade of October
Piedirosso: Second decade of October
VINEYARD DENSITY
5,000-7,000 vines/hectare
TRANING SYSTEM
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
ca. 6,000
VINIFICATION
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.
MATURATION
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.
GRAPE VARIETIES
80% aglianico, 20% piedirosso
GROWING AREA
San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca