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    • "Vitiano" Bianco Umbria IGP 2020

      “Vitiano” Bianco Umbria IGP 2020

      A harmonious all-rounder of Vermentino and Verdicchio. Light golden yellow, a rich fruit bouquet with mineral aromas on the nose. Beautifully juicy and very animating on the palate with a fresh core of white flowers as well as minerals, plus hints of pear and lime with a fine acid structure. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: Vermentino And Verdicchio
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,79 g/l
      • Sulfite: 142 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,37
      • Closure: plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: asian spices
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10020220 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Vitiano" Rosso Umbria IGP 2018

      “Vitiano” Rosso Umbria IGP 2018

      Typical Vitiano: Its colour is strong ruby red and aromas of cherries and berries flow into the nose. The taste beautifully distinct, as we know it, in the foreground wonderfully fresh cherry tones with an aromatic vanilla note. The youngest Vitiano also has an excellent structure and fine tannins. Today already round, full-bodied, juicy and with long-lasting fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rosemary, fresh blueberries and blackberries here. Full-bodied and fruity with juicy tannins and plenty of spicy undertones. Licorice on the finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:95 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,11 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,06 g/l
      • Sulfite: 104 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: sausage and ham, grilled tuna fillet
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10022118 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Tellus" Syrah Lazio IGP 2018

      “Tellus” Syrah Lazio IGP 2018

      A flattering wine. Intense notes of sour cherry and citrus on the nose, along with a fine, balsamic spiciness, as well as laurel and nutty hints. Soft impression on the palate, polished tannin and harmonious acidity, balsamic and long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is one of Lazio's most popular value wines and I often notice this distinctive bottle on trattoria and pizzeria tables around the city of Rome. The Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Syrah Tellus delivers softness, power, elegance and lots of varietal character. This is a soft Syrah that reveals distinct notes of dark fruit, spice and charred meat. This 2018 vintage is especially tangy and bright, and I cannot think of a better partner to a plate of bucatini all'amatriciana with the smoked bacon flavors of cubed guanciale and cracked black pepper. This value is outstanding." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,61
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10022918 · 0,75 l · 13,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,90 €
    • "Sodale" Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      “Sodale” Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      A delight for lovers of supple red wines and the second wine of Cotarella's Tenuta Montiano. Deep ruby red, slightly sweet notes of ripe blackberries and black cherries on the nose, some coffee, spices, vanilla and subtle toasted aromas. Pure and clear in the mouth, soft but powerful tannins, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An impressive merlot with very ripe blueberry character, a considerable tannin structure and a lot of drive at the finish." James Suckling

      "Good full ruby. Very ripe aromas of red cherry, blackberry, violet and coffee. Bright, juicy and lively, with tactile but suave and slightly simple flavors of blue fruits, flowers and herbs. Finishes soft and long with good floral lift. 100% Merlot grown at 300 meters a.s.l. on clay-calcareous soils, stainless steel-fermented and aged nine months in new French barriques." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat and roasts
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10022516 · 0,75 l · 23,99 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €17,99 €
    • "Sodale" Merlot Lazio IGP 2018

      “Sodale” Merlot Lazio IGP 2018

      A delight for lovers of supple red wines and the second wine of Cotarella's Tenuta Montiano. Deep ruby red, slightly sweet notes of ripe blackberries and black cherries on the nose, some coffee, spices, vanilla and subtle toasted aromas. Pure and clear in the mouth, soft but powerful tannins, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A medium-to full-bodied red with aromas of dried flowers, peaches, plums, bark and chocolate orange. Firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Structured and flavorful." James Suckling

      "The Cotarella family was especially attracted to the idea of making Merlot in Lazio thanks to the volcanic soils commonly found in this region. Since 2015, when they made their first vintage, the family has worked to hone in on the special qualities of these soils. The Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Merlot Sodale is indeed electric and energized with bright berry fruit and lifted aromas of dark mineral and grilled herb. This Merlot shows more saltiness than it does overt sweetness. To the palate, it is earthy, compact and deep. You get terrific value here." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:97 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat and roasts
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10022518 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "Montiano" Merlot Lazio IGP 2017

      “Montiano” Merlot Lazio IGP 2017

      Intense, seductive aroma of sweet spices, tobacco, dark cherries and wild berries. In addition, the perfectly corresponding taste of enormous elegance, fruit richness, complexity, structure and length. A wonderful, dreamlike wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A sleek, harmonious red, medium- to full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins enmeshed with flavors of cassis and black cherry fruit, apple wood smoke and bay leaf. The firm finish is well-spiced and lingering." Wine Spectator

      "So much going on here with overtures of blackberries, dark cherries and finer, spicier notes of saffron, paprika and dried cloves. Excellent composure for a vintage such as 2017. The resoluteness of the tannins tames the wild dark fruit here, giving a clear indication of ripeness, but also structure and finesse." James Suckling

      "The Cotarella Montiano project is a fluid, ever-changing program that adds focus and intensity with each successive vintage. The Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2017 Montiano (a celebrated expression of Merlot) is vibrant and spicy with immediate vertical lift and dark fruit intensity. Grapes are sourced from two sites, one with clay soils and one with volcanic soils, so you get textural structure and aromatic lift in this clever blend. Grapes are hand selected, berry by berry, on the sorting table. The wine is redolent of dark fruit and blackberry with a hint of bright mint on the close. To summarize, this is a terrific bottle." Robert Parker

      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Luca Maroni:98 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,52 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10022217 · 0,75 l · 63,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      47,90 €
    • "Ogrà" Syrah Lazio IGP 2015

      “Ogrà" Syrah Lazio IGP 2015

      Ogrà, named after the family's grandmother, is the result of many years of experimentation and experience with the interaction of microclimate and terroir on the best possible development of the Sarah grape. Finally, the family vineyard Castiglione in Teverina was chosen, from whose volcanic soils the grapes for the just 3,000 bottles of this rare exceptional Syrah come.

      Concentrated, deep-dark bouquet of ripe fruits and spices. On the palate of beguiling texture, powerful, dense and very rich. The extract sweetness is well proportioned, with traces of pepper and campfire ash as the wine progresses. Ogra impresses until the long, unforgettable finish and is one of the most impressive Syrahs of central Italy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is the second vintage of this new wine from the Cotarella family (as this wine was not made in 2014). The inaugural 2013 vintage is an absolute knockout, and the 2015 Syrah Ogrà follows closely in that success. Named after grandma Grazia, this pure expression of Syrah benefits from the cooler, semi-volcanic soils of Lazio, which add sharpness and focus to the overall aromatic presentation. This is an open and frank expression - just like the best interpretations of Syrah - always arewith abundant black fruit, spice, campfire ash and crushed peppercorn. This wine is opulent and bold with beautiful thickness and texture." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,74
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10023315 · 0,75 l · 90,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      67,90 €
    • "Ogrà" Syrah Lazio IGP 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Ogrà" Syrah Lazio IGP 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Ogrà, named after the family's grandmother, is the result of many years of experimentation and experience with the interaction of microclimate and terroir on the best possible development of the Sarah grape. Finally, the family vineyard Castiglione in Teverina was chosen, from whose volcanic soils the grapes for the just 3,000 bottles of this rare exceptional Syrah come.

      Concentrated, deep-dark bouquet of ripe fruits and spices. On the palate of beguiling texture, powerful, dense and very rich. The extract sweetness is well proportioned, with traces of pepper and campfire ash as the wine progresses. Ogra impresses until the long, unforgettable finish and is one of the most impressive Syrahs of central Italy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is the second vintage of this new wine from the Cotarella family (as this wine was not made in 2014). The inaugural 2013 vintage is an absolute knockout, and the 2015 Syrah Ogrà follows closely in that success. Named after grandma Grazia, this pure expression of Syrah benefits from the cooler, semi-volcanic soils of Lazio, which add sharpness and focus to the overall aromatic presentation. This is an open and frank expression - just like the best interpretations of Syrah - always arewith abundant black fruit, spice, campfire ash and crushed peppercorn. This wine is opulent and bold with beautiful thickness and texture." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,74
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10023415 · 4,5 l · 92,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      417,40 €
    About the regionLatium 

    Lazio has more than Frascati and Est! Est! Est!!! to offer.

    For many years wine lovers thought only of Frascati or Est! Est! Est!!!, when the speech came on wines from Latium. This has changed considerably in recent years, as the entire wine industry in the region around Rome has undergone almost radical changes. Although white wines still dominate with a share of almost three quarters of all wines from Lazio, the red wines are clearly catching up with the quality wines.

    The change is particularly noticeable when one looks at the share of the three DOCG and 27 DOC regions, as more than half of all wines in Lazio are already labelled in this way. If the IGT wines are added, the figure is 76 percent. Ten years ago this was exactly the other way round, when simple wines dominated with over 70 percent. Of course, this is also due to the consumer behaviour of the Italians themselves. This is because significantly less quantity is consumed, but higher quality is required. Especially in big cities like Rome. And since the main sales of Lazio wine are in the Rome region, wine producers have had to change their minds. That was an excellent success.

    Wine has always been drunk in Rome.

    Actually logical, because both the Caesars and the popes were never contemptuous of food, this can be read in all Latin books. This is why names such as Falerner or Caecuber - the classic wines of antiquity - are still known to many wine lovers. The hilly landscape around the state capital Rome has much more to offer than popular and historical plants. Only 21,800 hectares of the former 100,000 hectares of vineyards are still cultivated. This produces around 170 million litres of wine. This is about three and a half percent of total Italian production.

    The number one grape variety is Malvasia, which occurs here in two varieties: Malvasia Bianca and Malvasia del Lazio. It is complemented by Procanico, as the small berry variety of Trebbiano Toscano is called here, and by Roscetto, Grechetto di Orvieto, Drupeggio and Verdello. The Orvieto area stretches as far as Umbria, and some wineries in the border area therefore cultivate vineyards in both regions.

    In the middle of the boot.

    Lazio, as the region is called in Italian, is located in the centre of Italy and is the knee of the boot. 320 kilometres of the west coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea are among them. All other central regions of Italy border Lazio. Tuscany, Umbria, Marches, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. The climate on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea is dry and hot. In the interior, formed by former volcanoes and their crater lakes, it is much cooler and wetter. The soils are almost entirely ancient volcanic and tuff rocks, alternately interspersed with clay and sand towards the coast. With the exception of the up to 2.200m high Apennines, vines are cultivated almost everywhere. A few grapes of Fiorano even in the urban area of Rome, on the Via Appia.

    A total of around 200 varieties are permitted. Many of them are descendants of ancient grape varieties, but only a dozen are important. The main red varieties are Sangiovese and Montepulciano. For the ancient Cesanese, even special DOC zones were established. In the meantime, the vineyards are also more frequently planted with international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, mostly as cuvée partners, occasionally also as surprisingly good single varieties. Above all the famous oenologist family Cotarella with their winery Falesco.

    Older semesters will remember that Frascati, produced from Malvasia and Trebbiano, used to be omnipresent, especially in Italian restaurants in Germany. It was even called the Italian equivalent of Liebfrauenmilch. But Frascati went out of fashion. Today, the picturesque wine-growing village in the Albanian mountains in the north of the Castelli Romani is surrounded by much less, but also much better quality produced, gradually the image turns and the fine mineral whites are again more appreciated.

    Cesanese, fragrant, dark, dense and beguiling.

    A few kilometres east of the Castelli Romani, the red wine is in the centre of the cultivation. Around the wine village of Piglio, Cesanese produces tannin-rich, fragrant wines of deep colour, which can be aged in the bottle for several years. There are some flavors, the DOCG Cesanese del Piglio is considered the best.

    The legendary ancient wines, such as the Caecuber, highly appreciated in ancient Rome, and the Falerner, came from today's province of Latina, located in the south of Lazio on the border with Campania. Around the small village of Gaeta, a small reminiscence of Cècubo is produced, an exciting red wine.

    Even the famous Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone has seen better sales. All too long the winegrowers have rested on the degree of popularity and pressed quite arbitrary wines for the numerous tourists. And yet there are really excellent conditions for elegant white wine around the Lago di Bolsena, as some producers also prove. Most are dry, but it also comes in a semi-dry and even sweet version in the bottle.

    Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone - white wine steeped in legend.

    The strange name is based on the legend that the Augsburg bishop Johannes Fugger sent a servant ahead on a trip in 1111 to test the quarters and wines of the area. It was agreed that he would use chalk to build those locations with a „Est!“ (mutatis mutandis: „That's him!“) should identify the good ones, and a two-fold „Est! Est!“who offered particularly good wine. In an inn in Montefiascone, he was so enthusiastic about the wine that he decided to do so with a triple „Est! Est! Est!!!“ at the inn door. By the way, according to legend, Bishop Fugger never reached the Pope - and is buried in the church of San Flaviano in Montefiascone. In his honour, a wine festival is celebrated every year, with a bottle of Est! Est! Est!!! poured on his grave. At that time, however, the wine was made from Moscato Bianco and was probably sweet. Today's white wine is produced from Procanico, the small berry variety of Trebbiano Toscano, Roscetto and Malvasia and is aged as secco, abboccato and amabile. It is also available as a spumante - exclusively as secco. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Rome
    • Provinces: Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Rome, Viterbo
    • Vineyard: approx. 21,800 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 170 million litres (2016)
    • of which white wine: 73
    • Share of Italian viticulture: 3.50%.

    The Lazio comprises 3 DOCG and 27 DOC areas (>50% of the vineyard area):

    • Cannellino di Frascati DOCG
    • Cesanese del Piglio/Piglio DOCG
    • Frascati Superiore DOCG
    • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC
    • Aprilia DOC
    • Atina DOC
    • White Capena DOC
    • Roman Castles DOC
    • Cerveteri DOC
    • Cesanese di Affile/Affile DOC
    • Cesanese of Olevano Romano/Olevano
    • Roman DOC
    • Circeo DOC
    • Colli Albani DOC
    • Hills of Sabina DOC
    • Colli Etruschi Viterbesi/Tuscia DOC
    • Colli Lanuvini DOC
    • DOC Choirs
    • East! East! East!! of Montefiascone DOC
    • Frascati DOC
    • Genazzano DOC
    • Marine DOC
    • Montecompatri-Colonna/Montecompatri/Colonna DOC
    • Neptune DOC
    • Orvieto DOC
    • Rome DOC
    • Tarquinia DOC
    • Terracina/Moscato di Terracina DOC
    • Velletri DOC
    • Vignanello DOC
    • Zagarolo DOC