Nicola Matarazzo, economist, is the director of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Sannio. Nicola was one of the protagonists of Falanghina Felix’s year, which led Benevento and its province to become the capital of the Wine Cities in 2019/2020. In this interview, the history of the cultivation of the Falanghina vine in the Sannio is retraced in the last forty years, since the engineer Mustilli vinified the first bottle of Falanghina in purity starting from a branch found in Bonea and one of the Vesuvius area up to the explosion of the market which led to a substantial modification of the wine-growing landscape of the Sannio area in the district of Benevento.

Interview by: Antonio Puzzi and Rossella Galletti
Video by: Antonio Puzzi and Rossella Galletti. Video editing by: Antonio Puzzi
Subtitle ita/eng by: Mariangela Bianco and Francesca Magnani
Document by: Antonio Puzzi
Translation by: Francesca Magnani and Antonio Puzzi
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 24-10-2021
Nicola Matarazzo

Nicola Matarazzo

Year: 20/05/1963
City: Benevento
Education: Degree
Profession: Economist
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

00:00 Relation among wine, Falanghina and Sannio
07:15 Angelo Pizzi, Leonardo Mustilli and designations of origin
11:33 Falanghina numbers and the Sannio brand
16:15 Sannio wine landscape
18:19 Historicity of Falanghina
21:21 Sannio productive fabric
28:26 Wine and cultural heritage

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Benevento

Links and attachements

Nel Sannio coltiviamo emozioni. Viaggio attraverso la storia, la cultura e i paesaggi della vitivinicoltura del Sannio beneventano