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Vigna Caracci

FALERNO DEL MASSICO Denominazione di Origine Protetta /// Bianco
Vigna Caracci

This wine is produced only in the finest growing years, from grapes from the vineyard of the same name, one of the oldest and best-aspected parcels on the San Castrese estate, planted on the slopes of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano. Appearing an intense straw yellow with golden highlights, its highly-distinctive bouquet releases wild rose, banana, pineapple, William’s pear, and cocoa butter, flanked by hints of musk, toasted hazelnuts, and vanilla. Full-bodied, velvet smooth, and long-lasting, it is undeniably an elegant wine of noble character.

Accolades

Vigna Caracci 2008: Gold Medal from Vitignoitalia’s Concorso Enologico.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
12° C
CELLARING CAPACITY
10-12 years
BOTTLE SIZES
750ml, 1.5l
FIRST VINTAGE
1989
SOIL PROFILE
Volcanic, with abundant phosphorus, potassium, and microelements
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
1968
VINEYARD ELEVATION
150 metres
HARVEST PERIOD
First decade of October
VINEYARD DENSITY
3,500 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
3,000
VINIFICATION
The grapes are cryomacerated to increase aromatic extraction and to improve structure, then part of the must ferments in steel and part in medium-toasted Allier oak barriques for 20 days, in order to fully bring out the harmony and suppleness that are naturally present in the grapes grown in this very distinctive terroir.
MATURATION
In steel and then in bottle for a minimum of 8 months
GRAPE VARIETIES
10% falanghina 100% (falerna della vigna caracci biotype)
GROWING AREA
Vigna Caracci, San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca