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As is often the case, Falesco's 2006 Vitiano Rosso offers incredible quality for the money, especially considering that the estate makes more than ... Read more
Shows lots of blackberry and licorice, with raspberry. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a fruity finish. A delicious, fruit-forward wine. Best a... Read more
A terrific bargain in dry red is the 2005 Vitiano Rosso, a blend of nearly equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in barrels ... Read more
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As is often the case, Falesco's 2006 Vitiano Rosso offers incredible quality for the money, especially considering that the estate makes more than two million bottles of this wine alone. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine possesses layers of plump, ripe fruit intermingled with sweet scents of French oak with a sleek, stylish personality. Drink this generous, tasty red over the next year or two. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
Shows lots of blackberry and licorice, with raspberry. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a fruity finish. A delicious, fruit-forward wine. Best after 2007.
A terrific bargain in dry red is the 2005 Vitiano Rosso, a blend of nearly equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in barrels for a short time, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, a rich bouquet of black cherry jam, licorice, tobacco leaf, and spice box, surprising density, and medium body. As I have written before, it's almost too good to believe at this price. It should be drunk within 2-3 years of release. Kudos to Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella for continuing to deliver remarkable wines at these prices.
The 2004 Vitiano Rosso is an equal part blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, aged three months in small oak barrels. This serious effort possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as lovely aromas of black currants, licorice, dried herbs, and earth. An amazing value, it boasts remarkable texture, medium body, and pure, ripe berry flavors. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
A wine with lovely balance and clean plum, berry and chocolate character, medium body and polished tannins. The perfect house wine - a great value. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2010.
Ridiculously dark black-ruby color. Pretty aromas of cassis, black plum and earth, with a pronounced vanilla presence that does not overpower the fruit. Rich and densely packed, with distinctly ripe flavors of black fruits, raisin and chocolate lifted by an intriguing balsamic vinegar note. This finishes lighter than it starts, with welcome acidity nicely delineating the borderline-overripe fruit. Finishes creamy and long. This is a lot of wine for the money, and the best Vitiano in years, far removed from some astringent versions of recent memory.
The 2003 Vitiano, a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, and Cabernet, fared better in the vintage, and the wine is undoubtedly one of the best made to date, blackish in color, intense in its expression of berry fruit and herbs, tarry and long on the palate, and with considerable length and bite on the finish. It too will continue to drink well for another 3-4 years.
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