Wine Falesco, EST! EST!! EST!!! di Montefiascone DOC, 2011
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Sparkling wine, clean straw-yellow color.
The taste of wine is fresh, dry, fruity, slightly spicy, well-structured, with a bright but soft acidity.
Intense, fresh, very pleasant aroma of wine charms fruity and floral notes.
Wine perfectly suited as an aperitif, goes well with fish dishes and seafood.
ECT! Ect !! ECT !!! - such an unusual name, this wine from Lazio got back in the XII-th century. According to legend, Bishop Giovanni Defuk who accompanied the Emperor Henry V in one of his trips to Italy, sent in the direction of Montefiascone ahead of royal train his pageboy Martino to the heralded the arrival of the monarch and found the hotel, which serves the good wine. All these places Martino had to celebrate with the help of inscriptions "Est!" on the door. However, wine Montefiascone was so beautifully that one "Est!" for it was not enough, so three page written word and put an exclamation mark after the last of them.
Wine is also unusual in that it includes grapes Rochette - one of the oldest and longest species, whose roots lie in a family of Greek varieties, known in ancient Greece.
Grapes for EST! EST !! EST !!! grown on plantations around the village Montefi, situated at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. Land companies occupy a large area of 150 hectares. The soils are loose and mainly composed of pebbles and limestone. The average age of the vines - 20 years. Harvest time is determined by the values of the parameters of maturation, in particular the acidity and sugar, and usually vintage lasts from 1st to 20th of October. After gentle squeezing juice to stand for 1-2 days and then placed in a stainless steel tank, wherein at a temperature of 17-19 degrees fermentation runs. The main feature of the vinification is that the fermentation takes place without contact with the skins and the wine is kept in bottles directly.
Both brothers Kotarella - oenologists. Ricardo Kotarella, one of the founders and owners of the Wine House Falesko - personality in Italy legendary. He was one of those who started the revival of Italian winemaking, working in almost all regions of the country. Today, he advises 65 farms, including in France. However, unlike other "touring" oenologist of the first magnitude, Ricardo Kotarella together with his younger brother Renzo, general manager of the "empire" Antinori, has his own farm Falesco. His stellar wines from one year to receive the highest ratings colleagues are perhaps the best proof of mastery. Ricardo Kotarella able to create a wine for meditation, and to accompany the dishes that for the Italian mentality, perhaps more important than self-contained product. In 2001, Ricardo Kotarella was named the best winemaker in Italy, and in the same year, along with his brother Renzo Kotarella, the title of best winemaker in the world.