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Falesco 2001 Vitiano, Umbria (Italy)

25 Mar 2016

(September 30, 2015) ... I just finished taking part in an online #SipSagrantino event from Italy, where I watched and made comment on the wines of Umbria and specifically Sagrantino di Montefalco. After it was all over I wanted to partake for real, but all my Sagrantino is far too young to be consumed now (these wines need a minimum 5 years, sometimes more, to curb those aggressive tannins). So instead I found this bottle of Falesco 2001 Vitiano - I have no idea what the grapes are inside, but I can tell you I was in for a surprise: dusty and dry but still smooth and drinkable and even has a bit of a welcoming smoky note; earthy finish with hints of anise and oak and touch of a cigarette ash linger. For a 14 year old with wine I really can't complain about how this one has stood the test of time.

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