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Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano 2010

External Review by eVintner Wines and Spirits:

A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, this is a blockbuster young red wine with explosive, luscious aromas. Vitiano Rosso is deep ruby red in color, and offers a wide range of fruit and spice aromas, including black cherry jam, licorice and tobacco leaf. This versatile wine pairs well with a wide array of food, including meat, pasta and pizza.

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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

Member Reviews for Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano

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Snooth User: ingvardsen
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/02/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: ktam12
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/12/2009

A top choice for a daily drinker. Vitiano Falesco offers great value at $7.99 a bottle, delivering a solid performance and outperforming wines that are double its price point. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese, this wine delivers on the palate, with lots of fruit flavors including berries, cassis, cherries, oak and hints of chocolate. The finish is a bit lacking, but for the price it cannot be beat.


Snooth User: MikeMiller
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/09/2009

Tremendous value, delicious wine.


Snooth User: webets
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/19/2009

A great wine, especially at the price. Even though this wine is from Umbria, it is a super-tuscan blend type, and a really good one. Vintage after vintage, scores 89-90 points. I can't wait to taste the 2007 vintage, as it is reportedly improved enough to score 91 points.


Snooth User: greisner26
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2009

The best italian red wine I have ever tasted!


Snooth User: thurlow3
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: mattcoats
3097758
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/09/2007

This is a great medium-bodied wine with silky tannins and good oak. Aroma has touches of berry and spices. For the price this is delicious!


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External Reviews for Falesco Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT Vitiano

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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
02/07/2013

A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, this is a blockbuster young red wine with explosive, luscious aromas. Vitiano Rosso is deep ruby red in color, and offers a wide range of fruit and spice aromas, including black cherry jam, licorice and tobacco leaf. This versatile wine pairs well with a wide array of food, including meat, pasta and pizza.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 12/02/2011

A young red wine with explosive, luscious aromatic fragrance. This wine has a wonderful, deep, intense ruby red colour with important, solid, and wide organoleptic qualities, but above all it exalts the food it is combined with. It is very rich in polyphenols which harmonize with its fresh, tasty acidity.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

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!


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

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
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

The outstanding 2005 Vitiano Sangiovese makes a mockery of many of the over-priced Sangioveses emerging from other areas of the world. A stunning value, it boasts a beautiful bouquet of sweet cherries, strawberries, bay leaf, spice, and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with superb length, good underlying acidity, and a beautiful texture, it spent six months in barrel before being bottled. 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

This ripe, earthy red from superstar winemaker Ricardo Cottarella's family estate shows both his skill and the potential of Umbria. It has great texture, and what I call "polished rusticity..." it's a country-style wine rendered with style. Mineral and leather accents and a long, evenly tannic finish promise good drinking for some time. Buy a bunch, and hide some to try in 2004-2005.


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