Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tenuta Matilde Zasso...the 'Boys Next Door'

Salvatore Vicidomini and sons

Over the past few years, whenever there was a party or get together at my house, there were always two people I could call on for the wines: Francesco and Luca Vicidomini  of Tenuta Matilde Zasso.  Their wines have become a staple in my household cantina and one of my favorite Campi Flegrei wineries. Their reds include aglianico DOC, piedirosso Doc, or Excelso 14  (an aglianico DOC).  This last wine is a particular aglianico Sannio DOC, aged 6 months in stainless steel, then another 6 in the bottle, 14% alcohol content.  Available in limited edition only and has become a staple at my home. 

Tenuta Matilde Zasso has the classic Campi Flegrei inventory of whites as well ranging from falangina DOC, coda del volpe DOC and two DOCGs; Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino (!).   

A few years ago, I began bringing family and friends by the winery and they are always impressed with the size of the place as well as their cozy and comfortable wine tasting room which opens up to a patio where you can enjoy tasting their wines in nice weather.

My mom loves their falanghina and she, as well as many Americans is attracted to their Blue Naples falanghina DOC bottle that was developed to celebrate their 50th anniversary a few years ago.
Tenuta Matilde Zasso has also been the first stop of a popular ITT Friday night wine tour.  This tour is very similar to the ones that I have done in the past; a visit in the vineyards, tours of the cantina, as well as a wine tasting of 4 of their popular wines. A buffet is provided by Mariella of La Taverna dei Sapori in Monte di Procida before the bus heads to her restaurant for a complete meal.

Scenes from a recent wine tasting

Tenuta Matilde Zasso has also been present  at many wine exhibitions to include  Vinitaly, Vitignoitalia, Wine and the City, and Vomero Wine and Shop.

Tenuta Matilde Zasso
Via Vicinale la Schiana, 31 - 80078 Pozzuoli (NA)
Tel(Pbx): +39.081.8555638 - Fax: +39.081.8662605

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