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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Falesco Sangiovese 2005
Falesco Sangiovese 2005
(search item no. 88524)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 16 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

"The outstanding 2005 Vitiano Sangiovese makes a mockery of many of the over-priced Sangioveses emerging from other areas of the world. A stunning value, it boasts a beautiful bouquet of sweet cherries, strawberries, bay leaf, spice, and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with superb length, good underlying acidity, and a beautiful texture, it spent six months in barrel before being bottled.

It should be drunk within 2-3 years of release. Kudos to Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella for continuing to deliver remarkable wines at these prices."
-Wine Advocate

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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!