Falesco Vitiano Rosso
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Appelation: Rosso Italia
Composition: 34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: We focused on the expression of a young red with explosive and succulent aromas. The wine has a magnificent, intense and deep ruby red color, important and solid in its organoleptic ensemble. Rich in polyphenolics, but also with a balanced freshness and acidity, this wine is versatile, innovative and immediately drinkable. Very flexible for food combinations, to be enjoyed in the clear fragrance of its aromas and in the expression of its character.
Production Area: Montecchio, orvieto Umbria
Altitude: 300 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Sedementary rocks and calcareous soil
Trellising: Spur Cordon
Average age of vines: 19 years
Harvest: Merlot was harvested in early September, while the Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese were harvested later during the third week of the month
Fermentation: Grapes are crushed and destemmed then macerated on the skins. Fermentation is done in stainless steel & large open-top oak tanks over 14 days with regular pump-overs. Malolactic is performed in barrel and/or oak tank.
Barrel Aging: 3 months neutral French oak
Alc 14.00 % Total Acidity5.19 g/L PH 3.69
Vintage 2018: The 2018 vintage began with rather normal temperatures and precipitation, promoting budbreak that was in line with the historical average of the region. Spring, and in particular the month of May, was characterized by frequent rainfall and temperatures slightly below average. The summer months were generally hot and dry, without noticeable spikes, providing optimal ripening conditions for the Merlot, Cabernet & Sangiovese grapes that comprise Vitiano. A windy and cooler September insured healthy & phenolically-mature clusters were obtained during harvest.