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Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano 2010

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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

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: 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.


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

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

Another spectacular buy is the 2001 Merlot dellrsquo;Umbria. Aged five months in oak, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration, this dense ruby/purple-colored offering exhibits a big, sweet nose of cigar smoke, mocha, black cherry liqueur, and vanilla. Supple, ripe, and heady, it is a luscious, medium to full-bodied, hedonistic Merlot fruit bomb to drink during its first 4ndash;5 years of life.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/14/2011

An unprecedented value, this wine from Falesco delivers and delivers. The Wine Advocate scored it 92 points saying "The 2009 Merlot is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Falesco. It is a decidedly firm, vibrant Merlot that stands in stark contrast to the super-ripe, obvious Vitiano Rosso. Here the fruit is wonderfully precise and elegant. Jammy blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, leather and crushed rocks are woven into a beautiful fabric. The French oak is layered very nicely, adding depth and flavor, but never overpowering the wine. This is impressive juice from proprietor Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017." Limited!


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

Lovely black fruit emerges on the nose, complemented by notes of pencil lead, saddle leather, toasted herbs and a touch of cedar. The tannins are prominent and firm, offering density that marries beautifully with the supple texture and dark fruit on... Alex Shaw. A Merlot wine from Umbria in Italy. 2009 Falesco Merlot dell'Umbria IGT 750ml


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

The opaque purple-colored 2000 Merlot dellrsquo;Umbria spent five months in French oak (30% new and 70% used once). It possesses an opaque purple color as well as a big, thick perfume of chocolate, mocha, blackberries, and cherry liqueur. Medium to full-bodeid and ripe, with low acidity and sweet tannin, this unfined, unfiltered, classy, concentrated red will drink beautifully over the next 4ndash;5 years.


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