• "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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      10022117 ·  0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,75 €
    • "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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      10020316 · 0,75 l · 33,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      25,25 €
    About the winemakers

    "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


    • 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