DeAngelis Falerio 2015
Brilliant with a garlicky scampi and seafood but pretty darn fun to just drink at a party or with friends over antipasti.
In 1985, with the arrival of Quinto Fausti, a new winery was established in Castel di Lama to relaunch the qualitative production of the establishment, passing from enormous quantities of wine to the production of quality DOC wines and thus including the De Angelis Estate in the list of the elite wine producers of the Marche region.
The estate started production with three historical vines of the Marche region, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Trebbiano for the production of the three DOC wines Rosso Piceno, Rosso Piceno Superiore and Falerio. Later, these wines were flanked by Prato grand made from Chardonnay grapes, and Anghelos, the estate's flagship wine, made from Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.
With the arrival of the third generation Elisa, Alighiero and Ravi, the grandchilden of the founder, the estate gave further confirmation of its historical interest in territorial production by adopting and nuturing two antique vines Pecorino and Passerina and, together with other local estates, became a supporter of the new Offida DOC for the production of DOC wines with high typological value.
Stretching along Italy’s eastern coast with neighbors, Umbria to its west and Abruzzo to its south, Marche is a region with a varying climate from north to south. Its coastal plains roll into hills that become the Apennine Mountains, which run the length of the country. The Marche's best red wines come from the grapes, Montepulciano and Sangiovese; the local Verdicchio makes refreshing, crisp and light whites.
Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.