• "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: Diam
      • 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 · 10,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,90 €
    • "Poggio dei Gelsi" Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOP 2020

      “Poggio dei Gelsi” Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOP 2020

      The fame and Latin name of this legendary wine dates back to the beginning of the 12th century. In the current Est! Est!!! Est!!! Poggio dei Gelsi, Riccardo Cotarella put all his bravura into it: he gave it an appetising, aromatic spiciness that is supported by a lean, sparkling structure. Pale straw yellow. Discreet, pure aromas of fresh citrus fruits, white flowers and nectarine. Fresh, beautifully balanced and gently concentrated on the palate, it offers good density and a bright acid lift in the drink. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Trebbiano, 30% Roscetto, 30% Malvasia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: Diam
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,90 €
    • "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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      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 €
    • "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 €
    • "Trentanni" Rosso Umbria IGP 2018

      “Trentanni” Rosso Umbria IGP 2018

      Trentanni is a complex, dense wine made from equal parts of Sangiovese and Merlot. Intense bouquet of dark fruits, round and soft on the palate with lots of fruit and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 102 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,66
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,90 €
    • "Pomele" Aleatico Rosso Lazio IGP 2020

      “Pomele” Aleatico Rosso Lazio IGP 2020

      The Aleatico grape variety is of Greek origin and is mainly used in Tuscany and central Italy for the production of dessert wines. Complex and multilayered in bouquet and on the palate, it convinces with an extraordinary aromatic range and is the ideal companion to desserts and pastries. Total production: 2,000 bottles. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Aleatico
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 78,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 126 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10023520 · 0,5 l · 33,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      16,90 €
    • "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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      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 €
    • "Passirò" Bianco Passito Lazio IGP 2019

      “Passirò" Bianco Passito Lazio IGP 2019

      A fascinating drop made from 100% Roscetto, with half of the grapes air-dried. The dense and intense bouquet is filled with the scent of pear and melon, underpinned with heavier tones of honey and apricot. On the palate, multi-layered with inspiring fruit dynamics, enveloping and powerful with a delicious sweetness and length. Total production: 2,000 bottles. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Roscetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 58,36 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 172 g/l
      • Sulfite: 139 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10023019 · 0,375 l · 55,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • "Ferentano" Bianco Lazio IGP 2017

      “Ferentano” Bianco Lazio IGP 2017

      Ferentano is a pure white made from the rare indigenous vine Roscetto, which has a very thick skin. Therefore, the grapes are frozen after harvesting to then better break the skins during pressing and to ensure that only the fruit passes through during pressing.

      Bright yellow colour, the aroma is slightly sweet of citrus fruits, melon and Golden Delicious. Rich and fruity in the mouth, with a strong structure and hints of grapefruit, honeydew melon and apricot jam. An exceptional and very harmonious white wine in which all components are finely tuned to each other - and an equal alternative to high-quality Chardonnay aged in wood. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Roscetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,25 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10020317 · 0,75 l · 32,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,50 €
    • "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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      417,40 €
    About the winemakersFalescoLatium
    Falesco

    "Even if each vintage has a different characteristic, our wines always have one common component: their origin and our understanding of how best to transport them from the vineyard to the glass," Riccardo Cotarella tells us in conversation. He and his brother Renzo Cotarella are no strangers on the Italian wine scene. Over the years, the two renowned oenologists have received significant recognition for their work at numerous successful wineries.

    Their passion for wine is deeply rooted between the regions of Lazio and Umbria. With the foundation of their own winery Falesco in Montefiascone (Lazio) in 1979, the brothers realized a very personal ambition. Their aim was to continue the once glorious days of the wine-growing areas stretching across the regions of Lazio and Umbria and to counteract the gradual decline in wine production.

    The Falesco winery, together with other top producers, initiated the long-awaited renaissance of the historic Lazio wine region. The hilly area around Montefiascone is home to historical vineyards with a sandy subsoil, where autochthonous grape varieties such as Roscetto, Aleatico, Trebbiano and Malvasia are grown, as well as some international varieties. These exceptional wines demonstrate the qualitative potential of the region, which enjoys a mild climate and high temperature variations between day and night.

    With the acquisition of some vineyards in Umbria, the Cotarella portfolio was expanded with new, impressive labels. Merlot, Sangiovese, Verdicchio and Vermentino vines thrive on 260 hectares of calcareous clay soil. In the Umbrian town of Montecchio, the brothers built a state-of-the-art wine cellar in 2004 and, in collaboration with the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, they are experimenting with varieties such as Nero d'Avola, Primitivo, Malbec and Tannat.

    Their success can be attributed to two main factors: The Cotarella brothers are dedicated to researching and selecting old grape variety clones and, by investing in the latest state-of-the-art technology, aim to perfect wine production every year. In addition to this highly scientific approach, Renzo and Riccardo trust in the far-reaching potential of their respective growing areas and carefully work to identify those vineyards that can guarantee a particularly high quality of wine.

    The Cotarella family now represents an intergenerational winemaking tradition: Dominga, Marta and Enrica Cotarella - a new and third generation - have officially taken over the management of the family winery with the same enthusiasm as their fathers. Today, the family's efforts have resulted in a wide range of impressive wines and labels that are not limited to the regions of Umbria and Lazio. They last acquired the Le Macioche winery in Montalcino, Tuscany in 2017. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1979
    • Owner: Dominga, Marta and Enrica Cotarella
    • Oenologists: Renzo Cotarello
    • Annual production: approx. 2.600.000 bottles
    • Vineyard area: approx. 370 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation