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Villa Matilde Falanghina 2009

Other White Wine from Italy
  • RP 88
  • WE 87
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Winemaker Notes

Elegant nose both floral and fruity, with distinct aromas of pineapple, bananas and peach, complemented by genista, roses, delicate notes of sage leaf. It's well-balanced on the palate and fully confirms the bouquet, with delicate additional notes recalling almonds.

Critical Acclaim

RP 88
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Falanghina is a beautiful white that captures the essence of this ancient, rediscovered grape. A fresh, floral white, the Villa Matilde’s Falanghina is an excellent choice for an aperitif and will pair nicely with delicate fish and seafood dishes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.

WE 87
Wine Enthusiast

Made from a very old clone of Falanghina (a grape whose history spans back to the Roman Empire), this bright and tonic wine bursts open with green notes of kiwi, lime and freshly cut grass. Those background citrus and white mineral aromas would make it perfect to pair with lightly fried calamari.

Villa Matilde

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Villa Matilde, Southern Italy, Italy
Villa Matilde
Over 3000 years ago, on the lavic, mineral-rich slopes near Mount Massico and the volcano of Roccamonfina, Greek settlers reinvented viticulture, adjusting cultivation methods to the climate and soil of their adoptive home. Where vine shoots had originally laid directly on the ground, it was in northwestern Campania they were first supported by wooden poles (falanga) above the soil. The resulting wine was to become the "immortal Falerno" sung by the great poets of ancient... View More