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Vigna Camarato

FALERNO DEL MASSICO Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Rosso
Vigna Camarato

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.

Accolades

Camarato Falerno del Massico DOC 2005: Robert Parker’s authoritative Wine Advocate gives 93/100 points, and praises the Villa Matilde wines for the “surprising quality across the entire line,” paying tribute to the quality and hard work of the Avallone brothers’ winery.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16-18°C
CELARING CAPACITY
15-20 years
BOTTLE SIZES
750ml, 1.5l, 3.0l
FIRST VINTAGE
1981
SOIL PROFILE
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus and potassium
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
1968
VINEYARD ELEVATION
150 metres
HARVEST PERIOD
Last decade of October
VINEYARD DENSITY
3,500 vines/hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vines
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
2800
VINIFICATION
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.
MATURATION
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
GRAPE VARIETIES
80% aglianico, 20% piedirosso
GROWING AREA
Vigna Camarato, San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca