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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Falesco Montiano (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Falesco Montiano (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 106115)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A 100% single-vineyard Merlot grown in the Montiano parcel in Montefiascone, Lazio. The volcanic, mineral-rich soil of the Montiano vineyard and a rigorous hand selection of these grapes contribute to Montiano's solid structure and concentration.

Montiano is deep ruby-red in color and exhibits a wide range of aromas, from vanilla to red berries and fruit along with layers of jam and sweet spice. It is powerful and full-bodied, yet well-rounded on the palate with an elegant and lingering finish. One of the most sought after wines from central Italy.

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About Falesco:

In 2006, our customers purchased more bottles of wine from Falesco than from any other winery in the world! And it's no wonder, as this winery makes some of the top value wines in Italy, if not the world. Falesco's most popular wine is Vitiano, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese grown in Umbria. This is a perennial must-buy: It's lush and fruity, and always seems to garnish outstanding scores from the wine critics.

Falesco was founded in 1979 by Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, brothers that also happen to be two of Italy's most acclaimed winemakers. Their philosophy is to strike a balance between the uniqueness of native Italian varieties and the versatility of more "international" grapes. As evidenced by the enormous popularity of their wine and the countless worldwide accolades they have received, they have clearly succeeded in achieving their goal. Salute!