Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2010 Vitiano Rosso shows excellent balance with less of the overripe character that has been a signature of past vintages. Dark red fruit, roasted coffee beans, spices and mocha are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from this fleshy, generous Vitiano Rosso. The fruit is beautifully layered all the way through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016. ” (Jun 2011)
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.
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|A blend of 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet and 34% Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria. Vitiano is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in Nevers barrels for 3 months before being bottled. This is a young red wine with explosive, luscious aromas. The wine has a wonderful deep, ruby red color with a wide range of organoleptic qualities. It is rich in polyphenols and balanced acidity. This versatile red is at it's best in its youth when the fresh fruit character is most evident. Vitiano is a perennial value.
|Merlot 33%, Cabernet 33%, Sangiovese 34%