this wine shows the characteristics of both varieties of vine, accurately balanced in order to enhance its fruity character. Its elegant and slight spicy character derives from black Pallagrello grapes, while its intense colour and its finish of bitter almond are distinctive of Casavecchia vine. A bright ruby wine with hints of fresh fruit compote and dominant raspberry and bilberry flavours on the nose. Fresh and well balanced in the mouth, with a good alcoholic structure, this wine goes well with all dishes.
The name Castello delle Femmine (Women’s castle) is a tribute to a place near the Castle of Caiazzo where once an aristocratic mansion stood - traces of which still remain. It hosted young women destined to become courtesans for local feudal lords after an adequate training in ”ars amandi” - ”the art of love”.
50% black pallagrello and 50% casavecchia
|Terre del Principe was founded in Campania, between the sweet hills of Squille, a small village in the municipality of Castel Campagnano, in the province of Caserta. The territory is fringed by the mountain ranges of Taburno and Matese, enriching the soil, all the more making this an area ideally suited to olive and vine-cultivation. Only ”two gunshots” separated Squille from Caiazzo, an important historical centre in the province of Caserta, dominated by the imposing castle of Alfonso di Aragon, which he gave as a gift to Lucrezia d’Alagno.
Nearby is the Benedectine basilica of Sant’Angelo in Formis, one of the most important in Italy. A little less then 20 kilometres separate the winery from Caserta, where Vanvitelli’s famous Royal Palace looms. Terre del Principe is half an hour from Naples, an hour from the departure ports for the islands of Ischia and Capri, and likewise from the Amalfi coast and Sorrento Peninsular.