Villa Matilde, Rocca dei Leoni, Falanghina delle Campania, IGT, Italy, 2019 through Merchant of Wine.

Villa Matilde, Rocca dei Leoni, Falanghina delle Campania, IGT, Italy, 2019

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Overview of the Wine
Today, the winery has been taken over by Francesco Paolo's son Salvatore and daughter Maria-Ida, in 2000 Tenuta Rocca dei Leoni (a vineyard in the San Nio district of Benevento), and in 2004 Tenute di Alta. We have launched two vineyards called Villa (a vineyard in the Irpinia district of the province of Avellino). This new project marks the beginning of a new chapter in which Villa Matilde, born from the land of Farerno, tells the identity of Campania, a rich land called "Campania Felix" in ancient Rome.
 

The land of Farerno faces the sea on the west side and is surrounded by three mountains. Monty Aurunch in the northwest, Roccamonfina in the northeast, and Monte del Massico in the southeast. Between Monty Aurunci and Roccamonfina, the mountains are interrupted only in the north direction, and the gap is the gate for the cool breeze from the Apennines in the north. Then, the cool wind blown from the wind gate and the warm wind blown from the sea collide with each other to create an updraft, which makes it difficult for clouds to form above Farreno, and Farreno is blessed with abundant sunlight and is less likely to suffer from rain. It has become. In dry lands, vines can grow deep underground in search of water and absorb less minerals such as phosphorus and potassium on the surface. The minerals of this land come from the volcanic calcareous soil produced by ancient volcanic activity on Mt. Roccamonfina in the northeast.

Grape / Blend 
100% Falanghina

Origin
Campania, Italy

Tasting Notes
This wine is made from pure Falanghina from very old vines located 400 meters (1,310 feet) above sea level with volcanic soil mixed with grey tuff, cinder and black pumice stone. A lovely, easy-drinking wine with intense fruity and floral aromas, nuanced tropical fruit and white peach. Crisp and refreshing, it is meant to enjoyed in its youth, ideally in the first two years.

The Rocca dei Leoni estate extends 30 hectares (74 acres) is located in the heart of Benevento’s Sannio area between three valleys. The entire expanse of vineyards enjoys volcanic soil, rich in phosphorus and potassium, and features lush vegetation, with cherry, fir, chestnut and walnut trees. Aglianico and Falanghina grapes particularly benefit from excellent hillside exposures and considerably steep hillsides. The vines are also very old, which contributes to the wine’s excellent structure and aromatic profile.

90 Points - Ian Blackburn
Etched nose of minerality, freshness, zest.  Piercingly clean, vibrant and energetic.  Palate is stimulating, pure and refreshing.  Nose of stone fruits - white cherry and white peach; soft floral accent, citrus peal all in the most compact and subtle way... CRACK a dose of crushed rock.  A value here indeed. No wood - old vines - minimal winemaking - Color (clear) - 14/15, Aroma (pure) 22/25, Body (sizzling, lean, intense) 23/25, Overall (great value) 32/35 = 90 Points 

Product size: 750ml
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