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.
|Two of Italy’s most acclaimed winemakers, brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, founded Falesco in 1979. Their philosophy is focused on balancing the uniqueness and tradition of native varietals with the versatility of international grapes. The result is a complete portfolio of wines that consumers and critics alike have recognized as exhibiting extreme value and Best of Class offerings.
Falesco winery is located in Umbria’s Montecchio municipality, near Orvieto in the southwestern area that borders the Lazio region. In Lazio, Falesco also maintains a cellar for the vinification of its DOC Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The region is bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west and Italy’s mountainous center to the east. The dry, perfectly drained, volcanic terroir offers ideal growing conditions for textured reds and crisp, refreshing whites.
The winery’s mission is manifold: to rediscover and promote Italy’s native varietals; to identify terroir areas with the ability to produce high-quality wines; to perform ongoing research and experimentation in winemaking and vineyard management; and to continually improve the quality of all Falesco products. Countless worldwide accolades and the winery’s commercial success attest to the results achieved here.