Villa Matilde Tenuta Altavilla Greco di Tufo 2020


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Bold flavours of white peach and apricot give way to notes of citrus and an appealing mineral streak. The palate is rich and well structured and the finish leaves a subtle yet lingering flavour of sweet almonds.

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The grapes come from vineyards planted at a density of 2,500 to 3,000 vines per hectare on volcanic soils of tufa and marly clay. The vineyards were planted between 1956 and 1980 at an altitude of 400 to 500 metres above sea level. The grapes were harvested in the second half of October.

Following gentle pressing, the chilled must was then gravity settled before undergoing temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then matured in tank for four months before bottling.

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Vintage 2020
Alcoholic strength 13.0%
Country Italy
Region Campania
Grapes Greco di Tufo 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Plastic cork
Villa Matilde

The story of Villa Matilde began in the 1960s as the passion project of Neapolitan lawyer, Francesco Paolo Avallone. His vision was guided by an abiding interest in Falernum, a wine best described as the “first growth” of the Roman Empire and his tireless work and research into its history ultimately led to the creation of the modern-day DOC of Falerno del Massico in 1989. A similarly passionate approach is applied to the rest of their range and aside from Falerno, they produce stellar examples of Campanian wines from their vineyards in the prime areas of upper Caserta, the Sannio near Benevento and Irpinia. Today, the winery is managed by Avallone’s children, who have single-mindedly dedicated themselves to continuing their father’s dream.

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