Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano 2008
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Every year this wine proves itself as a value champ. The '03, even though it hails from a hot year, is still a balanced, full-bodied example of fine everyday wine. The nose offers smoke, game and jammy dark fruit, and the palate is fresh and full, with big cherry and plum flavors.
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.
Consistently one of the finest values in the marketplace, the 2003 Vitiano Rosso (34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 33% Merlot) spent three months in oak casks prior to bottling. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by aromas of dried roses, strawberries, cherries, currants, and spice box. With good density, loads of fruit, medium body, and an elegant, clean finish, it is a character-filled Italian red to consume over the next 1-2 years.
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