• "Vitiano" Rosso Umbria IGP 2017

      “Vitiano” Rosso Umbria IGP 2017

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:95 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: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Sausage and ham, grilled tuna fillet
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,75 €
    • "Sodale" Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      “Sodale” Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      A delight for lovers of smooth red wines and the second wine of Cotarella's Tenuta Montiano. Deep ruby red, slightly sweet notes of ripe blackberries and black cherries in the nose, some coffee, spices, vanilla and subtle toasty 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: conventional
      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat and roasts
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,40 €
    • "Ferentano" Bianco Lazio IGP 2016

      “Ferentano” Bianco Lazio IGP 2016

      Ferentano is a pure white wine from the rare, native Roscetto vine: bright yellow colour, the scent slightly sweetish of honeydew melon and citrus fruits, the taste full and fruity with fine residual sweetness, the strong structure with hints of grapefruit, honeydew melon and apricot jam. An extraordinary and very harmonious white wine, in which all components are finely tuned to each other. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A lot of lemony freshness in the nose and on the medium-weight palate. Then, an interesting buttery note balances the touch of tannin at the finish." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Ferentano is a pure expression of the little-known Roscetto grape. Roscetto is a very thick-skinned grape that produces very low yields. In fact, the grapes are frozen after the harvest in a process that helps to break the skins. This freezing process helps to avoid excessive richness and concentration as the fruit goes through the press. The wine is partially fermented in stainless steel and partially in oak for four months. It undergoes full malolactic fermentation as well and is then racked back into oak for four months of aging. Years ago, Roscetto was exclusively used as a blending grape, so it's great to see someone take a chance with it as a monovarietal wine. You get citrus flavors with melon and Golden Delicious apple. It's a rich, medium-bodied white to pair with white meats or fried drumsticks." Robert Parker

      • 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: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 28,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,28
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,25 €
    About the winemakers

    The Falesco Winery is one of the most reliable wine producers in Central Italy. The family winery was founded in Lazio, in the municipality of Montefiascone, in an area that once supplied the noble courts of Rome and the Vatican with its top wines. The company is owned by two brothers who are well known in the Italian wine scene. President Riccardo Cotarella, a brilliant oenologist and son of a winemaking family, advises around sixty wineries in Italy and abroad. Co-owner Renzo Cotarella is also managing director and oenologist of the Marchesi Antinori estates. One of the concerns of the celebrity siblings is to continue the glorious days of their production area, which extends over the regions of Lazio and Umbria. An ultra-modern cellar offers the best conditions for this. Today the daughters Dominga, Marta and Enrica are active in the Falesco winery with the same enthusiasm as their fathers.

    Riccardo Cotarella, President of the International Union of Oenologues, also known worldwide as the „The Magician“ and his brother Enzo share the same philosophy - faithfulness to the terroir, preservation of historical grape varieties, basic scientific research and the latest technology. On the hills that stretch from Lake Bolsena to Lake Corbara or from Montefiascone to Montecchio, the headquarters of Falesco in Umbria, the soils are mixed. The Montefiascone area is dominated by sandy subsoil, rich in lava, phosphorus and potassium. The climate is mild throughout the year. It is rainy in winter and between day and night there are high temperature fluctuations. The area of Montecchio is characterized by bitter cold winters and very warm summers. The fertile calcareous clay soils are rich in important microelements such as potassium and magnesium.

    Between Montefiascone and Lake Bolsena, the first Falesco Cantina was created. Here, on volcanic and sediment soils, the indigenous Roscetto, Aleatico, Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties are cultivated, as well as some international varieties such as Merlot, Syrah and Viognier. In the municipality of Montecchio, the Umbrian headquarters south of Orvieto, lies the ultra-modern Nuova Cantina, opened in 2004. Not only Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese, Verdicchio and Vermentino thrive on an area of around 260 hectares. With the scientific support of the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, experiments with varieties such as Nero d'Avola, Primitivo, Malbech, Tannat, Montepulciano and Teroldego. The white wines of Falesco present themselves with a very pure fruity note. However, the company has become really famous for its red wines, especially Vitiano and Montiano. SUPERIORE.DE


    • Year of foundation: 1979
    • Owners: Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella
    • Oenologists: Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella
    • Annual production: approx. 2,600,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 370 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation