Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wine Review: Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2016

Vitiano Bianco 2016

Over the next week I'll be reviewing three wine's by Falesco's Vitiano label. I'm starting off here with their 2016 Bianco, then their 2016 Rosato, and finally their 2015 Rosso. Falesco is located in Italy's Umbria and was founded in 1979 by two legendary winemakers, Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella. In 1995 they introduced the Vitiano label, seeking to find a balance between tradition of native grapes and the versatility of international varieties. Basically, Vitiano is their affordable, easily-approachable label for the average consumer.

The 2016 Bianco is 50% Vermentino and 50% Verdicchio, all from experimental vineyards planted by Falesco and the University of Viterbo. The sedimentary clay around the estate is just what those vine varieties want to make their best representation of their wine. The wine sees cold soaked maceration, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and then three months of aging in stainless steel tanks before it sees another month of bottle aging.

The color of the wine is pale yellow. On the nose there's aromas of lemons, limes, peaches, and oregano. It's medium bodied with a sometimes dusty mouthfeel and a lively, zesty acidity. There's flavors of lemons, peaches, nectarines, and steel. Then it finishes with a tart, salivating acidity and lemon candy.

Even though it's not at all complex or thought provoking, it is exactly what you would expect and want from it: delicious, crisp, refreshing. It's an absolutely serviceable and enjoyable thirst quencher that great on its own, with shell fish, or alfredo. This isn't something that you want to go out of your way to find but I like it, and I don't see how anybody couldn't for $12.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $12
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.



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