Falesco Montiano Rosso Lazio IGP
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Appelation: Lazio IGP
Composition: 100% Merlot
Production Area: Montefiascone and Castiglione in Teverina
Tasting Notes: Montiano is deep ruby-red in color and exhibits a wide range of aromas, from red and black berries intertwined with mulling spice and hints of vanilla, to wet flint, cigar box and dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is supple, full-bodied and elegant, with a lingering finish. We suggest serving this wine at a temperature of 18° C (64° F) to fully appreciate its elegance in a glass.
Surface area of vineyard: 86 acres
Altitude: 300 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Volcanic and rich in very fine gravel (Scheletro)
Average age of vines: 15 years
Harvest: Hand harvested in 20 Kg boxes during the first week of September
Fermentation: Only the best grape clusters are harvested by hand and taken to the cellars where they are selected again before being macerated on the skins for 10 days with numerous manual punch-downs. Temperature-controlled fermentation is conducted in in trunco-conic stainless-steel tanks and malolactic is performed in barrel.
Alc. 15% Total Acidity: 5.05 g/L PH: 3.75
Vintage Characteristics: 2017 was considered to be a rather dry year with an unusually mild winter than contained median temperatures 3 ° C above seasonal average. Budbreak took place two weeks earlier than normal. With the exception of a short cold spell towards the end of April, the entire growing season was dominated by a hot and dry climate that led to reduced vegetative development. Flowering and fruit set took place under good conditions, however a lack of water limited the size of the bunches and berries. The months of July and August were hot and rather desiccate, thankfully integrally cool nights allowed vines to recover from the day’s he