Kobrand Corporation has announced the addition of Villa Matilde to its Italian wine portfolio.
Effective immediately, Kobrand is the exclusive U.S. importer for the Villa Matilde portfolio and is responsible for all sales and marketing activities in this country.
Villa Matilde is known for Campania wines. Founded in 1961 by Francesco Avallone, the estate helped revive the ancient falerno grapes, wiped out by phylloxera in the late 1800s. Avallone’s team developed 20 original clones of falanghina, aglianico and piedirosso in 1965, and Villa Matilde’s first official vintage was released in 1976.
Over its 57-year history, the winery has committed to having a low impact on the environment. Today, the estate produces zero greenhouse gas emissions and is 100% estate grown and bottled.
“As a family-owned company, Kobrand strives to partner with other high-performing family-owned businesses who share our commitment to building quality brands for the long-term,” says Robert T. DeRoose, Kobrand Corporation’s president and CEO. “We know the Avallone family and their portfolio will have great success in the U.S. as we move forward. It is an honor to add Villa Matilde to our collection of iconic Italian wines and I look forward to a long, thriving partnership together.”
Villa Matilde has two production facilities, one in the Falerno appellation and the other in the Irpinia DOCG of Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, and Greco di Tufo. The winery also has four estate vineyards: Parco Nuovo and San Castrese in Caserta, Rocca dei Leoni in Benevento, and Altavilla in the Province of Avellino.
The Villa Matilde portfolio consists of Villa Matilde Taurasi (SRP $48.99), Villa Matilde Fiano di Avellino ($17.99), Villa Matilde Greco di Tufo ($17.99), Villa Matilde Falerno Bianco ($24.99), Villa Matilde Falerno Rosso ($27.99), Villa Matilde Falanghina ($14.99) and Villa Matilde Aglianico (SRP $14.99).