Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino is a white wine made in the Campania region of Italy with the Fiano di Avelino variety by Villa Matilde.
This Italian winery was founded in 1960 with the aim of reviving the “divine Falerno”, the most prestigious wines that were made at the foot of Vesuvius at the time of Roman rule. After endless study and research to identify these ancient varieties, Villa Matilde was set up on the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcano and pre-phylloxera varieties like Aglianico and Piedirosso began to return. This company keeps its roots firmly in the past but always uses the latest techniques to enhance the results. Their innovative work is underpinned by an environmental sustainability project to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino vines are aged between 30 and 50 years old and planted in clay soil. Lying at an altitude of 500 to 600 metres above sea level, the yield is limited to 3,000 litres per hectare using traditional and environmentally friendly agriculture. Practices like using low-consumption agricultural machinery and reusing water for irrigation are built into their everyday work. Likewise, the harvest is manual and the clusters are selected one by one to protect the berries.
Once the grapes reach the winery, Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino goes through a low temperature maceration process (5ºC) for greater aromatic and structural extraction. It is then gently pressed and allowed to cold settle. Finally it ages in stainless steel tanks for about 4 months.
An elegant, fine and long-lasting white wine, Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino is an excellent example of the strong typicity of wines from Campania.