Falesco Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone 2009

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According to legend, in the year 1111 Henry V of England happened to go through Montefiascone on his way to Rome where he was to be crowned by the Pope. Johann Defugger, a man particularly fond of wine, belonged to that party, too. In order to satisfy his passion, Defugger sent ahead his servant Martin, whose task was to look for the best wines all along the route to Rome. Every time he would find a noteworthy wine the servant was supposed to mark the place by the word EST which meant "There is good wine here" in the code they had agreed upon. When Martin arrived in Montefiascone he tasted such a good wine that he did not just write the usual EST on the inn's door but EST! EST!! EST!!! to underline its superior quality. The Falesco Winery, owned by the brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, both oenologists and deeply rooted in this territory between Lazio and Umbria regions. The EST! EST!! EST!!! Is made from Trebbiano, Malvasia and Roscetto grapes chosen from selected vineyards.This is a refreshing and summery Italian white made from interesting Italian grapes. It is quite floral and also full of fruit. It works well on its own before a meal or as an excellent pairing with most fish dishes.

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Falesco:
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

According to legend, in the year 1111 Henry V of England happened to go through Montefiascone on his way to Rome where he was to be crowned by the Pope. Johann Defugger, a man particularly fond of wine, belonged to that party, too. In order to satisfy his passion, Defugger sent ahead his servant Martin, whose task was to look for the best wines all along the route to Rome. Every time he would find a noteworthy wine the servant was supposed to mark the place by the word EST which meant "There is good wine here" in the code they had agreed upon. When Martin arrived in Montefiascone he tasted such a good wine that he did not just write the usual EST on the inn's door but EST! EST!! EST!!! to underline its superior quality. The Falesco Winery, owned by the brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, both oenologists and deeply rooted in this territory between Lazio and Umbria regions. The EST! EST!! EST!!! Is made from Trebbiano, Malvasia and Roscetto grapes chosen from selected vineyards.This is a refreshing and summery Italian white made from interesting Italian grapes. It is quite floral and also full of fruit. It works well on its own before a meal or as an excellent pairing with most fish dishes.

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