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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
16186323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/02/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: ktam12
11818942
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
33161824
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
2238756
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2009

The best italian red wine I have ever tasted!


Snooth User: thurlow3
8017826
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

External Review
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 05/02/2012

The 2008 Vitiano Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese) is a racy, sleek wine that impresses with its layers of perfumed red cherries and sweet toasted oak. The wine offers terrific clarity and precision in a slightly taut, focused style for this offering. A few months of bottle age seems prudent. According to proprietor Riccardo Cotarella, the bottle variation that occasionally shows up in Vitiano is most likely attributable to the different amounts of time the various lots spend in bottle prior to arriving on the market. Clearly lots that have more time in bottle have the potential to show greater harmony than lots that have less time in bottle. That said, slight bottle variation issues here are a minor quibble for a wine that delivers so much value. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2012. Riccardo Cotarellarsquo;s wines at Falesco continue to deliver incredible value.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/02/2012

Black currant and floral aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with juicy, crushed black fruit and light spicy flavors that linger. Nicely done. Needs a little time to come together. Delicious, Best after 2009.


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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 11/23/2011

The 2008 Vitiano Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese) is a racy, sleek wine that impresses with its layers of perfumed red cherries and sweet toasted oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Falesco's 2008 Sangiovese is a flashy


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

A truly interesting wine with rich and spicy components coming through on the nose. Noble in character with a complex and harmonious structure and a lingering finish. Ideal for roasted dishes but especially recommended with game.


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