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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

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

Grew on me as I progressed.


Snooth User: radd
76238252
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
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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

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.


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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.


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

The stylish 2006 Merlot reveals super-ripe dark fruit, chocolate, cassis, and blackberries on a warm, ample frame, showing notable intensity as well as vitality on the palate. It is another incredible value from Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2010.


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.


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

An extremely intense, amazing bargain, the 2005 Merlot Pesano (100% Merlot aged 5ndash;6 months in barrel) exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue, and fleshy, concentrated, black cherry, cassis, smoke, herb, and mocha aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, concentrated, unbelievably low-priced red is too good to be true. It should be drunk within 2ndash;3 years of release. Kudos to Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella for continuing to deliver remarkable wines at these prices.


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

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: 2010ndash;2017.


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.


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