DE SINUESSANIS VENERUNT MASSICA PRELIS: CONDITA QUO QUAERIS CONSULE?
QUESTO VINO MASSICO È VENUTO DAI TORCHI DI SINUESSA:
MI CHIEDI SOTTO QUALE CONSOLE FU IMBOTTIGLIATO?
NON C'ERANO ANCORA I CONSOLI.
[Marco Valerio Marziale - Xenia, Falernum CXI]
The Falerno del Massico is a DOC wine whose production is allowed in the northern part of the province of Caserta, called ager falernus, territory in the province of Caserta corresponding to the current municipalities of Mondragone, Falciano del Massico, Carinola, Sessa Aurunca and Cellole.
As for its elder brother Rampaniuci, our Falerno del Massico is obtained from the vinification of the Aglianico, Piedirosso and Primitivo grapes harvested in our vineyards. The result is a wine with a ruby color and an intense and characteristic aroma, with hints of black fruit.
Ideal with a juicy black little pork fillet accompanied by "porcini" mushrooms.
Grapes: Aglianico 80%, Piedirosso 20%
Must-to-fruit ratio: 70-80 ql. per hectare with thinning grape
Vinification technique: After soft pressing and destemming, must is left to fermentation between 50 to 60 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Grapes are manufactured first in stainless steel for 4 mounths, then the wine starts its ageing process for 12 months in oak (barrels of 500 and 750 lt. with different toast and origin), then it continues in bottle for 12 more months before being marketed.
Harvest time: First 10 days of October to phenolic ripeness.
Grapes are hand-picked upon the phenolic maturation and placed in perforated cases
Serving temperature: 16-18° C