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Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano 2010

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The climatic and pedologic characteristics of this territory are similar. The hills stretching from Montefi ascone to Orvieto are partly volcanic partly sedimentary in origin and both kinds of soil are particularly suited to the growing of vines as witnessed by the century-old tradition of the zone. In his book The foreign varietals cultivated in Italy S. Mondini affirms that as early as the... Read more
The climatic and pedologic characteristics of this territory are similar. The hills stretching from Montefi ascone to Orvieto are partly volcanic partly sedimentary in origin and both kinds of soil are particularly suited to the growing of vines as witnessed by the century-old tradition of the zone. In his book The foreign varietals cultivated in Italy S. Mondini affirms that as early as the 19th century several foreign varietals were cultivated in Lazio, some in quite remarkable proportions and specialized in the vineyards... Cabernet, Carignane, Gamay, Grenache, Merlot, Malbeck, Pinot, Sauvignon, Syrah... Lazio generally proves to be an area where the advantages from the cultivation of the foreign varietals are remarkable, especially for what concerns the ones coming from France.. In the countryside surrounding Rome, Frosinone and Viterbo it’s widely held that they contribute to the improvement of the local wine production. Read less

Member Reviews for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano

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Snooth User: freerangeathlete
848143279
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/09/2011

Grew on me as I progressed.


Snooth User: radd
76238231
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/12/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/06/2009

This wine should come with a bare-bones label that says "Italian Dry Red Wine". It is unmistakingly Italian and really has no other profile. Almost zero fruit. Could help from cellaring but at this price point I think it's just generic vino.


Snooth User: hharbaugh2
38135036
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/12/2010

richer than most merlots. nice

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Umbria Merlot

Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
1.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/28/2008

Tasted anonymous and monotone ... nothing really standing out.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/04/2008

A steal for $12. Aromas of coffee and bacon fat. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, and freshly roasted coffee beans with a smoky finish. Great job, very distinctive.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/27/2008

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Deep ruby-red in color with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco and vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied and velvety.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Italianate merlot, the grapersquo;s soft, plummy fruit is here filled out with chocolate tannins and a blackberry seed grip. Itrsquo;s not your typical merlot mdash; its much better than most, with structure, grip and intriguing flavors. Most importantly, it feels comfortable, like it has made Umbria its home.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The 2004 Merlot Pesano was aged five months in small barrels prior to being released. Cotarella is a wizard when it comes to Merlot. This deep ruby/purple-hued effort reveals scents of roasted coffee beans, blackberries, spice box, and a hint of white chocolate. Dense, soft, and everything a Merlot should be, it tastes like a Merlot priced 2ndash;3 times higher. Enjoy it over the next several years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

No question, but this has been the best Italian produced Merlot over the last 3ndash;4 vintages. Falescorsquo;s Umbrian Merlot is ripe and full, scented with new oak, berry and chocolate, and bursting with spicy flavors with a distinctly Italian edge.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

hellip;a sumptuous, thick, juicy, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with terrific fruit intensity and purity (gobs of black cherry, berry, and mocha notes), medium to full body, a silky texture and a lush, heady finish that lasts for more than 30 seconds. This unfined, unfiltered Merlot, made from low yields, can be drunk now because of its succulent personality, but it will age well for 7ndash;8 yearshellip; from one of Italyrsquo;s genius winemakers/oenologists, Riccardo Cotarella.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This wine emanates from the home estate of Italyrsquo;s oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella. A 100% Merlot aged in French oak and bottled unfiltered, the 1998 Merlot I.G.T. exhibits an impressively saturated ruby/purple color in addition to rich blackberry/cherry notes interspersed with vanillin, tobacco, and spice. It is medium to full-bodied and dense, with great fruit purity and a layered texture. Most New World Merlots of this quality level sell for $50 or more a bottle. Drink it over the next 5ndash;6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

With fewer bright lights than neighboring Tuscany, Umbriarsquo;s wine production has centered around the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape. Falseco showcases the potential for Umbrian reds with this youthful Merlot. Dark, opaque garnet color with anise and slightly disguised mushroom aromas waft beneath rich cassis and crushed blackberries. Chewy, well-spiced fruit with excellent length on the finish. In a blind tasting I would have guessed a 2000 Pomerol. Well-structured and cellar worthy; fully appreciate its complex aroma and rich palate after one hour of decanting. Serve with Moroccan lamb, black figs and cous cous steamed in a rich stock.


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