Free Tasting Friday – October 18th – 4pm-8pm
Falesco was founded in 1979 by brothers Riccardo & Renzo Cotarella – Winebow brings the wines in from Italy. The wines are from the region of Umbria, in Italy. Their philosophy is focused on balancing the uniqueness and tradition of native varietals with the versatility of international grapes.
Falesco “Vitiano” Bianco 2012 – 10.57 – Vermentino / Verdicchio – Umbrian heat. Zip, tasty. Herb, & lime citrus fruit. Sediment & clay around the Marcilliano estate. 88 International Wine Cellar – “Lemon zest, tangerine and botanical herbs on the nose. Lively & nicely focused, with taut citrus, spice & floral flavors dominating. The citrus element recurs on the zippy, subtle aftertaste. Simple and easygoing, but a very good food wine for the price.”
Falesco “Vitiano” Rosato 2012 – 10.57 – Merlot 30, Cabernet Sauvignon 30, Sangiovese 30, Aleatico 10 – Almost spritzy, strawberry, watermelon. Fresh fruit, pretty full, lingering finish. “Here’s a beautifully colored rosato made from a blend … The bouquet is bright and deeply floral with rose and honeysuckle backed by forest fruit and wild strawberry. The wine shows depth in the mouth with a touch of soft fruitiness on the finish.” 2013 Best Buy – 87 Points Wine Enthusiast
Falesco “Vitiano” Rosso 2011 – 10.57 – Merlot / Sangiovese / Cab – Juicy, fruity, friendly. “We have tried to achieve a young red wine with explosive, luscious aromatic fragrance. This wine has a wonderful, deep, intense ruby red color. It is very rich, with fresh, tasty acidity. It is versatile red, quite innovative in style.”
Falesco Merlot 2010 – 14.57 – Darker fruit & chocolate, a bit more drying grape tannins. Seems to be a bit more structured, & we are getting a good deal on it. Pretty extensive length, volcanic soils. Winemaker’s Notes – “…with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco & vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied & velvety. “The 2010 Merlot possesses lovely inner perfume & expressive dark fruit. The wine retains its freshness & vibrancy through to the finish, where fragrant white flowers add lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.” 90 Points The Wine Advocate