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2003 FALESCO Vitiano Rosso

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Umbria is a little-known wine region smack dab in the middle of Italy, but their red wines should cause people to take notice. The 2003 Falesco Vitiano Rosso is a blend of equal parts Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, a veritable “super-Umbrian” wine. Dark berry and earthy notes dominate, with the blackberry and dark cherry flavors continuing to the finish. Dry leaves and nice Italian acidity make this wine perfect for lasagna, pasta marinara, even burgers and grilled chicken. The final blend is aged for three months in French oak, just enough to add some depth and body to the wine.Owner Riccardo Cotarella established Falesco in 1979 to make wines from Lazio and Umbria. The Vitiano Rosso was first made in 1995, from 187 acres 980 feet above sea level. The winery is located in Lazio approximately 50 miles from Rome. Special to The Vail Trail

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