This is an outstanding wine from the Campania region. This one is in the Caserta Province.
It is from the Falerno del Massico DOC region. I visited this winery in the summer 2018 ( see the blog dedicated to that visit).
The winery is Regina Viarum ( the queen of the roads) with a reference to Via Appia the ancient Roman roads used by the Romans to bring wine and food to Rome. The winery is near that road therefore the name. The wine is 100% Primitivo. We were explained that the appellation “disciplinare” allows the use of 100% Primitivo or 100% Aglianico. It depends on what side of Mount Massico the vineyards are located , South west facing ( Primitivo) otherwise Aglianico. This wine is made from very old vines called Vigna Barone ( over 90 years old). The color is dark ruby with purple highlights , the rim is not true to the core showing the bottle aging. It has a medium high viscosity (14.5% abv). The nose is excellent with notes of black fruits ( black currants ans black berry), plums , cedar, dark chocolate and tobacco. The palate confirms the nose, with some pronounced tannins and well balanced acidity and a full body with a long persistence. An excellent wine, that could have taken few more years of aging before reaching its best; sunctuous, imponent. A truly enjoyment and a perfect pairing for any meat dish, pasta with heavy sauce and cheeses. PM: 90