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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Falesco Montiano 1999
Falesco Montiano 1999
(search item no. 39763)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $50.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar 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
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby red in color with deliciously fruity and elegant aromas. Full bodied with fine grained tannins. Chocolate notes on the finish. A truly interesting wine. Recommended with hearty fare such as roasted red meats, particularly lamb.
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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!