Famiglia Avalon

The headquarters and main winery of Villa Matilde are located between Rome and Naples, about an hour's drive north of Naples along the coastline.

This area was once called "Falerno" and has been known as "Ager Falernus" since the time of the ancient Roman Empire, and it is made of olive oil, vegetables and high-quality wine. It was a famous land as a production area.

  • In the old days, there were also large towns with open-air theaters and very prosperous ports for export to various places.

    Successive emperors of the ancient Roman Empire had villas on Capri Island and the Sorrento Peninsula, and they continued their journey by drinking, procuring and procuring delicious wine in this Farerno land as a relay point from Rome to the villa. Then, the big towns and harbors were hidden in the shadows, and the famous land of Farerno became the glory of the past.

    In the 1960s, Francesco Paolo Avallone, a lawyer and an avid lover of ancient wines, wrote about Farreno wines by ancient Roman politician Prinius and the ancient Roman poets Virgil and Marziale. Intrigued by the poems left by Horace and others, he decided to revive the legendary wine that disappeared at the beginning of the last century. Believing in the potential of this land, he started viticulture to revive the high quality wines of 2000 years ago and founded Villa Matilde.

    The characteristics of ancient Farelno wines of Sewels (rich), Fortis (powerful) and Aldens (fiery) were once described in this way. The most famous wine in this classical literature came back to life in the 1970s in the vineyards of Villa Matilde, which stretches across the hills on the slopes of Mount Roccamonfina.

  • Villa Matilde's new challenge

    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.

  • Miraculous microclimate created by special terrain

    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.

    Farerno soil.
    Volcanic calcareous soil with fine sand and white tones. Because of the low water content, the vines grow deep underground and absorb minerals such as phosphorus and potassium from deep underground to produce more condensed vines.

  • Discovery of indigenous varieties with ancient Roman genotypes

    There has been a lot of research and research on the revival of ancient wines. Villa Matilde's Farreno del Massico is produced from a special genotype (biotype) of vines called the Farreno biotype. Francesco Paolo, after 10 years of collaborative research with the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Naples, is among the few Falanghina, Aglianico and Piedirosso trees that have survived the devastating damage of Dactylosphaera (Viticulture) in ancient Rome. From the era, he discovered a special biotype that grows only on this land of Falanghina, and then found a land that was particularly suitable for viticulture in the Falanghina area, and continued to plant three varieties of Falanghina biotype, this wonderful wine. Can now be made.

  • Villa Matilde's top wines "Caracci" and "Camarato"

    The names are Karachi and Kamalat, but both have the name of the vineyard as the wine name. Both are fields located at the foot of Mt. Roccamonfina. The field Caracci, where the white grape Falanghina was planted, used to call the cart (Carro Carro) used to carry the grapes Caracci Caracci in the old language of the region. ..

    On the other hand, the vineyards of Camarat are planted with Aglianico and some Piedirosso, but the name of the vineyard is still based on the old dialect of this region. This Camarato field has long been a difficult field to grow, but it seems that if you grow it with love, you will get the finest grapes, which means "with love". Italian Con Amore The Falerno dialect of Con Amore, Ca'Ammur Ka', has changed and is now called Kammur-> Kammarat-> Kamalat.

    The tailoring is basically Doppio Speronato, but while observing the condition of the tree, decide whether to leave two branches or combine them into one so-called Cordone Speronato (single). The strains in the fields of Kamarat are old and some are 60 years old. The state of the field of Karachi. The vineyards of Karachi are just below the slopes of the vineyards of Kamarat.
    Karachi is old and is 50 to 55 years old.
    The number of shares per hectare is about 5,000 for both Karachi and Kamarat.


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