Poggio dei Gelsi Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOC
The history of the wines of Montefiascone area dates back to 1111 and is intertwined with that of bishop Johannes Defuk, an incredible wine lover. During his journeys, the bishop was preceded by Martino, an ecclesiastical vassal, who had the task of finding the inns that served the best wine. To signal them, he had to write "est" ("there is") near the door. Arrived at Montefiascone, the vassal was so impressed by the quality of the local wine, to report it by repeating three times "Est! Est!! Est!!!". Mr. Defuk decidedly agreed with the vassal, so that once he had completed his journeys, he decided to return to Montefiascone, where he remained until the day of his death.
This white wine of Falesco winery is born from the vineyard "Poggio dei Gelsi" and from other vineyards around Lake Bolsena. The vinification is carried out through a softpressing, then the must is pumped into stainless steel tanks to ferment at a temperature of 13-15 °C with indigenous yeasts in order to obtain a wine which exalts the aromatic characteristicsof the grapes it is achieved from.
Straw-yellow in colour, this wine presents notes of ripe fruit. The aromatic characteristics of this wine, which has great balance and elegance, increase progressively in terms of scents and harmony and keeps being extremely pleasant for 18-24 more months. We recommend serving it at a temperature of 10-12 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
It pairs well with fish and shellfish, but also with all the cold dishes, from summer salads to fresh pasta with a simple tomato and basil sauce.
The Falesco Winery was established in Montefiascone (Lazio) in 1979 by Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, both oenologists and deeply rooted in this territory between Lazio and Umbria regions. Renzo Cotarella is the CEO of the Antinori Group and Riccardo Cotarella is a winemaker consultant for more than 80 wineries around the world and President of the Union Internationale des Oenologues. Retrieving historical wines and isolating old clones with matchless aroma and organoleptic value, in particular Roscetto, was considered of paramount importance among the initial goals.