Brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella introduced Vitiano in 1995 as a project of their famed Falesco winery. The two acclaimed winemakers sought to extend Falesco's philosophy of striking a perfect balance between the tradition of native grapes and the versatility of international varietals. A fresh, fruit-forward, authentic Italian wine, Vitiano offers exceptional quality and value perfect for everyday enjoyment with friends and family. Vitiano is a perennial value and harmonious expression of traditional and international varietals. Made with equal parts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, production is limited to two kilos of grapes per vine to ensure consistent high quality from each grape. After a long maceration period, the grapes are pumped over and hand-pressed and, once blended, experience malolactic fermentation in Nevers barriques. The wine is then aged for four months in stainless steel vats prior to bottling, where it ages again for three months.