2019 Vincent Girardin Rully Vieilles Vignes
2019 Vincent Girardin Rully Vieilles Vignes Crisp and citrussy, though with an underlying richness. Rully produces the most elegant whites of the Côte Chalonnaise, and this 2019 wine stands fair comparison to its more famous northerly neighbours in the Côte d’Or.
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.