Falesco Ferentano Lazio IGT 2006
A rich and complex white wine demonstrating a broad range of flavors--grapefruit to honey, and everything in between--balanced with soft minerals and a little acidity. Bring this one to blind tasting and enjoy watching the reactions you get when people first try it. Very unique, very stylish.Add winemaker's notes
A rich and complex white wine demonstrating a broad range of flavors--grapefruit to honey, and everything in between--balanced with soft minerals and a little acidity. Bring this one to blind tasting and enjoy watching the reactions you get when people first try it. Very unique, very stylish.
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Produced from the indigenous and little-known Roscetto varietal, this white wine begins slowly and aromatically. Then it starts to build intensity in the mouth, revealing a tremendous, layered, and honeyed character reminiscent of a southern Rhône blend.
The hillsides around Montefiascone, from where comes the more well-known Est! Est! Est! and, nearby, the better-known Orvieto, are home to Ferentano, another triumph of Italian winemaker Riccardo Cotarella. Produced from 100% Trebbiano Giallo (locally Roscetto), so named for the golden color of its juice, this wine is sunshine in the glass! Cold maceration and partial fermentation in stainless steel preserve its ripe golden pineapple and tangerine flavors, while final fermentation and three months of aging in barrique add weight, a rich mouthfeel and subtle hints of almond and vanilla. Bright but balanced acidity harmonizes the whole, and the finish is long and luscious. Toss some pasta with pancetta, asparagus and smoked mozzarella and let the sun shine in!
Falesco's 2006 Ferentano highlights the qualities of Roscetto, one of Umbria's native varieties. The wine opens with a burst of ripe peaches layered into sweet French oak, all supported by notable structure. The finish is long and clean. The Ferentano spent roughly 3 months in used French oak prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011.
This wine has made a great impression upon me! The grape from which it is made is Roscetto, an ancient variety that grows in small bunches, having a low yield and therefore producing a full bodied wine. The texture is velvety and low in acidity, with luscious, ripe tropical fruit nuances. Beautifully balanced, it has aromatic aromas and a mouthwatering finish. Pair this wine with baked trout with crab stuffing or Fettucine Alfredo with chicken or shrimp.
(100% roscetto) Medium-deep golden straw-yellow color. Green apple, lime and mineral aromas are complicated by hazelnut, yeast and a mounting vanilla note. Ripe and fairly fat, but with sound acidity nicely framing the tangy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Gains considerable spiciness on the long, tannic finish.
The newest addition to this portfolio is the 2005 Ferentano IGT. Produced from the indigenous Roscetto varietal, it was fermented in both stainless steel and barrels, was put through full malolactic, and was given a minimal clarification prior to bottling. It begins slowly aromatically, but builds intensity in the mouth revealing a tremendous, full-bodied, layered, honey character reminiscent of a southern Rhone blend of Roussanne, Viognier, and Marsanne. It could be served with meat dishes given its full body and intensity. This noteworthy value represents a remarkable achievement for this estate.
A pure expression of the little-known Roscetto grape skillfully worked by the talented Cotarella brothers. Intense peach, pineapple, toasted nuts and a playful hint of aged Parmigiano cheese rind. Good length and depth on the body and perfectly integrated acidity.