Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2011

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The 2011 Vitiano Rosso is surprisingly medium-bodied in this vintage, which causes the French oak to be a bit more noticeable than is typically the case. This tasty Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend is a solid choice for drinking over the next year or two. Riccardo Cotarella's Falesco wines are all about value, and there is plenty of that here.- Wine Advocate

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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 Vitiano Rosso

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

Though merlot accounts for a third of this wine, along with sangiovese and cabernet, it dominates the blend with bright, heady richness. With tarry tannin and burnt orange zest volatility, this is ready for a meaty ragù.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

The 2011 Vitiano Rosso is surprisingly medium-bodied in this vintage, which causes the French oak to be a bit more noticeable than is typically the case. This tasty Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend is a solid choice for drinking over the next year or two. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

A solid country red that offers ample dark plum, cherry, spice and herbaceous underbrush notes. Drink now.



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The 2011 Vitiano Rosso is surprisingly medium-bodied in this vintage, which causes the French oak to be a bit more noticeable than is typically the case. This tasty Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend is a solid choice for drinking over the next year or two. Riccardo Cotarella's Falesco wines are all about value, and there is plenty of that here.- Wine Advocate

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