Falerno del Massico Bianco Vigna Caracci DOP
This single vineyard of Falanghina (the Falerna clone) was first planted in 1968 and is one of the oldest and best exposed of the Villa Matilde vineyards on the slopes of the extinct volcano, Roccamonfina, located at an altitude of 150 meters (492 feet) above sea level, with volcanic soil, rich in phosphorus, potassium and microelements. Its first vintage was released in 1989 and it is only released in fine vintages. The grapes are harvested in early fall and go through meticulous selection before being cryo-macerated to obtain maximum aromatic extraction and structure. The must is then fermented in medium-toasted Allier oak barrique for around twenty days, fine-tuning the natural harmony and mellowness of the wines of this particular terroir. Vigna Caracci ages in stainless steel and then in bottle for at least eight months. Crisp, elegant and persistent palate with excellent body and distinct character. Very cellar-worthy (up to twelve years).
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30% clay amphoras, 70% in stainless steel
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Near Rocca dei Leoni property, Campania
Volcanic soil with excellent levels of phosphorus, potassium and microelements
150 meters (492 feet) above sea level
3,500 vines per hectare
3,000 litres per hectare
Age of vines:
50 years old
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Deep straw yellow with golden reflections; ample, characteristic nose of Briar rose, banana, pineapple, Bartlett pear and cocoa butter, with hints of toasted nuts, vanilla and moss. Simultaneously fresh and silky on the palate, soft, elegant and persistent, with excellent body and distinct character.
Best served at 10-12 °C (50- 53.6 °F).
Oysters, lobster and seafood-based dishes.
Alcohol cont. 13.5% by volume; dry extract: 20,3 g/L; total acidity: 5.3 g/L; residual sugar: 2 g/L; pH: 3.52