Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano 2007

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

From the family estate of renowned oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella, this may be the most unbelievable value in the marketplace. A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, aged four months in new French oak, and bottled with neither fining or filtration, this spectacular effort offers up a sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, licorice and subtle toast scents. Amazingly concentrated, full-bodied, seamless, and beautifully pure, this spectacular wine will drink well for 3-4 years. Mouthfilling and harmonious, it is a fabulous achievement that must be tasted to be believed.

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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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External Reviews for Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From the family estate of renowned oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella, this may be the most unbelievable value in the marketplace. A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, aged four months in new French oak, and bottled with neither fining or filtration, this spectacular effort offers up a sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, licorice and subtle toast scents. Amazingly concentrated, full-bodied, seamless, and beautifully pure, this spectacular wine will drink well for 3-4 years. Mouthfilling and harmonious, it is a fabulous achievement that must be tasted to be believed.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A blend of 34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, all aged in French oak, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. An amazing wine for the price, it must be tasted to be believed. There is only one bottling, so it is not a situation where various lots appear at different times. Dense ruby-colored, with a sweet nose of strawberry jam, black cherries, and spice, this nicely layered, beautifully pure, medium-bodied, supple wine possesses glorious fruit, purity, and intensity. It is ideal for consuming over the 3-4 years. Buy this one by the case!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

There's a lovely softness and richness to this red. Medium- to full-bodied, with round and caressing tannins, and a long, plummy, chocolate and meaty finish. A fantastic bottle for the money. Best Vitiano I have ever had. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2002 Vitiano received some of the juice usually used for Montiano, though the blend of the wine consists of Cabernet and Sangiovese in addition to Merlot. Abundantly fruity, as usual, with the classic notes of red and black currants and plums, it is both rounder and fuller than the 2002 Merlot and, more importantly, considerably longer and more sustained on the finish. Drink: now-2007.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A balanced young red, with damson and well-defined mineral character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a mineral-driven finish. Delicious wine. Remains one of Italy's best value reds. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An unfined/unfiltered red that is amazing for its price. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, followed by a sweet nose of black currants, pain grillé, and dried herbs. In the mouth, there is a chewy texture, remarkable concentration (particularly for a wine in this price range), gorgeous levels of sweet black fruit, and low acidity. This wine is fleshy, flamboyant and thrilling to drink. Moreover, it will evolve and last 3-5 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

You could drink this wine everyday with your dinner. It's fun to drink and made that way. Aromas are of wild flowers, huckleberries and horse tail. the coffee and raspberry flavors have a juicy, enjoyable finish.


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