Falesco

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.

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Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! 2017
“Est! Est!! Est!!! is a white wine typical of Montefiascone become famous for the legend of the bishop Johannes Defuk and his servant Martin. Est! Est!! Est!!! It’s also the first wine produced by Falesco. For this reason it is still called “The Falesco”. The wine, straw yellow in colour, obtained
Item Number: 31449
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Familia Cotarella Montiano IGT 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  Fantastic merlot here with black-olive, blackberry and nutmeg undertones. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a delicious finish. Give it a year to come together. (Nov 2016)  Wine Spectator 90 This leads with a pure beam of black currant and black cherry fruit, layered
Item Number: 30656
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2016
Vitiano Bianco was born from one of the many experimental vineyards Falesco has planted through its relationship with the University of Viterbo. The grapes (50% Vermentino and 50% Verdicchio) thrive in the sedimentary clay soils around the Marciliano estate. Harvested in late September, the grapes
Item Number: 29359
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Falesco Tellus Chardonnay 2016
The intense yellow color immediately implies the complexity and richness of the wine. Citrus hints of cedron melt with apple perceptions. This wine is full in the mouth but even fresh, savory and persistent. To be paired with fish such as gilthead bream, raw meat such as carpaccio or vegetables.
Item Number: 28816
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Falesco Vitiano Rose 2017
" Deep coral-pink in color, Vitiano Rosato delivers clean, juicy aromas of strawberries, plums, and cranberries, along with scents of roses and gardenias. Vitiano Rosato is the perfect wine for summer; dry, medium-bodied, and refreshing. Delicious with salads, grilled vegetables, grilled salmon or
Item Number: 28123
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Falesco 'Tellus' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 IGP
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88Aromatic, with hints of tar and dried mint, this medium-bodied red offers a creamy mix of crushed currant and plum fruit, smoke and spice. Chewy.
Item Number: 27542
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Falesco Vitiano Rosso IGT 2015
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" Falesco Vitiano Rosso is a blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria, Vitiano Rosso is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in Nevers barrels for three months before being bottled. This is a blockbuster young red wine with explosive,
Item Number: 27342
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! 2016
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“Est! Est!! Est!!! is a white wine typical of Montefiascone become famous for the legend of the bishop Johannes Defuk and his servant Martin. Est! Est!! Est!!! It’s also the first wine produced by Falesco. For this reason it is still called “The Falesco”. The wine, straw yellow in colour, obtained
Item Number: 7967
Bottle:$8.95
BTL

Falesco Tellus Chardonnay 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 " A fruity white with plenty of cooked-apple and lemon character. Medium body and bright acidity. Solid chardonnay. "  " Tellus Chardonnay aims to capture imminent drinkability through stainless steel elevage. Expect a crisp reference to citric fruits such as lemons and orchard

Falesco Vitiano Rosato 2016
Deep coral-pink in color, Vitiano Rosato delivers clean, juicy aromas of strawberries, plums, and cranberries, along with scents of roses and gardenias. Vitiano Rosato is the perfect wine for summer; dry, medium-bodied, and refreshing.  Vitiano Rosato is delicious with salads, grilled vegetables,

Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2015
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A sizzling and delicious blend of Vermentino and Verdicchio that would cost twice as much from Tuscany - thank goodness for Umbrian value! Loaded with peach and apricot fruit and lifted by a dash of green citrus zest, this is fresh and fruit-filled enough for casual sipping with the sneaky

Falesco Vitiano Rosso IGT 2014
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of plums and black fruits are complemented by undertones of black cherry jam, licorice, and tobacco leaves. On the palate, smooth tannins and acidity balance this wine to make a food-friendly red wine.

Falesco Vitiano Rosato 2015
Deep coral-pink in color, Vitiano Rosato delivers clean, juicy aromas of strawberries, plums, and cranberries, along with scents of roses and gardenias. Vitiano Rosato is the perfect wine for summer; dry, medium-bodied, and refreshing.

Falesco 'Tellus' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 IGP
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tellus is an amazing value wine and to my palate, it is by far the best of the three wines in the Tellus series. The wine offers true varietal notes of blackberry and dried cherry. It is aged in neutral oak for up to six months. You can taste some of

Falesco Vitiano Rosso IGT 2013
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of plums and black fruits are complemented by undertones of black cherry jam, licorice, and tobacco leaves. On the palate, smooth tannins and acidity balance this wine to make a food-friendly red wine.

Falesco Tellus Chardonnay 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 Here's a new wine from Falesco. The 2014 Chardonnay Tellus is made for an international palate and follows in the great success of the Syrah-based red wine Tellus that was first made some eight years ago. This Chardonnay is born from limestone rich soils and is fermented in oak.

Falesco Sangiovese IGT 2013
This 100% Sangiovese is intense and bright ruby red in color, with aromas of ripe cherry and strawberry. The excellent balance between fruit and acidity, and the slightly spicy notes on the finish are the unmistakable hallmarks of this wine. The soft and silky tannins frame the pleasant texture of

Falesco Montiano IGT 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90Fragrant, medicinal herb notes lead the way in this brawny red. The grippy tannins are tightly knit with the macerated plum, black olive, cacao and graphite flavors. Give this some time to flex its muscles.

Falesco Vitiano Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Deep ruby in color, Vitiano Cabernet exhibits firm structure and elegant texture. Varietal aromas characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon such as blackberries, cassis, and tobacco leaf blend with subtle vanilla, and toast. Refreshing, Italian acidity makes this wine the ideal partner for a variety

Falesco Montiano IGT 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 " Riccardo Cotarella's 2009 Merlot Montiano is the clear highlight in this set of new releases. Mocha, espresso, sweet spices and plums flesh out beautifully in the glass. There is an element of floral lift and freshness that is highly intriguing. The balance of fruit, structure

Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2013
"Vitiano Bianco was born from one of the many experimental vineyards Falesco has planted through its relationship with the University of Viterbo. The grapes (50% Vermentino and 50%Verdicchio) all fare exceptionally well in the sediment and clay soils around the Marciliano estate. Harvested in late

Falesco Merlot IGT 2012
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 “The 2012 Merlot is another knockout value wine. Riccardo Cotarella dedicated much of the first part of his winemaking career to Merlot. You can feel his familiarity with the grape here, even on a basic wine like this. Softly rendered oak tones wrap gently around a core of dark

Falesco Merlot IGT 2008
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Offers blackberry character, with hints of new wood and rose petal. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins that are round and fresh. The finish is clean. Best after 2011."

Falesco Vitiano Rose 2014
"Within the production area of Vitiano Rosso we have selected the soil with the most suitable characteristics for the vinification of Rose Wines. Here the selection of the grapes and the yield per hectare become more severe than usual in order to obtain grapes with a peculiar balance. After the

Falesco Sangiovese IGT 2012
"Falesco's 2012 Sangiovese is bursting at the seams with super-ripe dark fruit, mocha, chocolate and sweet spices. Although not especially varietal, the 2012 is soft, open and generous, all of which render it racy and accessible today." ~ Winery notes