Falesco Ferentano 2016

This wine is made from 100% Roscetto, an ancient variety indigenous to the Montefiascone region of Lazio which Riccardo Cotarella has single-handedly saved from extinction. This grape's small, compact bunches are naturally high in flavor, which Cotarella discovered was best extracted by the use of dry ice during maceration, allowing for maximum flavor without adding color. The resulting wine is unforgettably substantial and elegant.

Tasting Notes

Medium gold in color, aromas of tropical fruits and sweet corn complement undertones of fresh herbs and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is lush and full-bodied, with an intriguing and lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with hearty risottos, béchamel sauces, roasted game, and baba ghanoush.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Lazio IGT
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic and Rocky
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990 feet
Vines/acre
1,680
Yield/acre
3.4 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1987
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1998
Bottles produced of this wine
20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Roscetto
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks and Barriques
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
55-59 °F
Maceration technique
Cryomaceration
Maceration length
10 hours
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
8 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French and American
Length of aging before bottling
4 months

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