Falesco Vitiano Bianco Umbria IGP 2014

The Data

Country   Italy

Appellation   Umbria IGP

Varietal   White Blend

Retail Price   $12

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, pale straw color.

Aromatics

The nose is wonderfully fresh and aromatic with scents of spring flowers, ripe pear, sweet grapefruit juice, lime zest, and white peach.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant, fruit-driven core with zesty citrus notes on the flanks and a bright herbal finish.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and crisp with generous fruit and a perfect dose of bright acidity.

Cool Factor

A

Two of my favorite "V" words are Verdicchio and Vermentino so putting them together in a single wine sold at a bargain price is always cool.

Value Grade

A

Vitiano may as well be Italian for "great value".

Analysis

Vitiano is a label created by Falesco in 1995 that featured both native and international grapes made in a fruit-forward fashion and sold at wonderfully low prices. The Vitiano Bianco is made with a 50/50 blend of Verdicchio and Vermentino that is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve its freshness. The grapes harvested from vineyards near their famed Marciliano estate in Umbria, vinified seperately and then blended before bottling. 90 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

Vitiano Bianco is the perfect accompaniment to pasta with shellfish, summer casseroles, and garden salads.

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