2007 Falesco MarcilianoBlend from Italy
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WINE: "The distinctive features of Cabernet Sauvignon are clearly expressed especially when every single aspect, soil, climate and technology, helps enhancing them. The wine h...
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 90 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Wine Spectator
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is intense and powerful, with loads of fruit and incredible berry, coffee and toasted oak character. Full throttle yet balanced and fresh. Loads going on. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best in 2014." (12/11)
93 Wine Enthusiast
"Vintner Riccardo Cotarella's fantastic Cabernet-based Marciliano (both Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc are present) opens with an intense bouquet of red fruit, blackberry, oak spice and chocolate. The ripeness level is spot-on; and the wine leaves a smooth, soft sensation in the mouth that's followed by firm, age-worthy tannins. -M.L." (06/12)
90 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2007 Cabernet Marciliano is a beautifully expressive wine. Dark plums, cassis, herbs and exotic spices come together in this racy, opulent Marciliano. All of the elements are nicely balanced and lead to a long, refreshing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." (06/10)
90 Wine Spectator
"Dark in color, showing dried herbs and currant on the nose, with licorice and blackberry. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and a long, juicy finish. Pretty and well-crafted. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2011. 1,800 cases made. -JS" (11/09)
"The distinctive features of Cabernet Sauvignon are clearly expressed especially when every single aspect, soil, climate and technology, helps enhancing them. The wine has a deep colour, a complex and warm bouquet with hints of ripe blackberries. Its taste is ample and spicy with assertive yet graceful tannins."
"Marciliano is made with the wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the best vineyard in the estate. This wine bearing the same name as the estate expresses best the great potential of these lands." -Winery
"The Falesco Winery, owned by the brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, both oenologists and deeply rooted in this territory between Lazio and Umbria regions, was established in Montefi ascone (Lazio, Viterbo province) in 1979. Retrieving historical vines was considered of paramount importance among the initial goals. As a matter of fact this territory had been famous for centuries for its outstanding wines, which were the privilege of the Roman aristocracy and the Popes, yet, in recent years, it had almost sunk into oblivion. Therefore it took several years of painstaking research and selections before old clones, which had almost been considered extinct, could be isolated along with extremely delicate microvarieties with their matchless aroma and organoleptic value that were lost with the planting of specialized vineyards in the 1960s. Beside retrieving vines, we have tried to spot areas with a marked viticultural vocation in which the exposure and the peculiar composition of the soils could result in very high quality products."
"At the same time we built and equipped a modern cellar where the use of state-of-the-art technologies for the fermentation allowed us to enhance the aromas and taste of local selections. Recently Falesco has enriched its property with the acquisition of the Marciliano estate, of 260 hectares, which is situated on a wonderful hill south of Orvieto in the municipality of Montecchio. In these vineyards we grow the Merlot, Cabernet and Sangiovese grapes for the production of Vitiano and Merlot dell'Umbria, but also Vermentino and Verdicchio to achieve the Vitiano Bianco." -Winery
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Wine Enthusiast
90 - Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|