Founded by the late Daniel Rogov, focusing primarily on wines that are either kosher or Israeli.
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:15 pm

Although founded only in 1979, the Falesco winery has earned a fine name for its wines. Located in the village of Montefiascone (stradling the Lazio and Umbria oenelogical regions), the winery started producing several kosher cuvees in 2005. Following are my tasting notes for those kosher wines curently on the market. To the great credit of the winemakers, the kosher and non-kosher cuvees are as close to true twins as is possible

Best
Rogov


Falesco, Macillano, Umbria, 2005 (Kosher Edition): A near twin to the non-kosher edition. Dark garnet, a full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, those showing gripping but gentle tannins and spicy oak, both now integrating nicely to show red and black currants, wild berry and licorice notes, those lingering very nicely indeed. Drinking nicely now but best 2011-2015. Score 92. K

Falesco, Montiano, Lazio, Umbria, 2005 (Kosher Edition): Merlot and delicious Merlot. Oak-aged for 12 months in French barriques, showing dark ruby towards garnet, full-bodied with gently gripping tannins and notes of spices and vanilla from the oak. Opens with red plums, red currants and sweet spices, goes on to show hints of mint and tobacco. Long and generous. Drink now-2013. Score 91. K

Falesco, Montiano, Lazio, Umbria, 2006 (Kosher Edition): With kosher cuvees a close match to the non-kosher editions, one of Italy's best producer of kosher wines. Made entirely from Merlot grapes, oak-aged for 12 months, showing medium- to full-bodied with fine balance between soft tannins, fruits and spicy wood. Red plums, currants and cherry fruits come together nicely with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. Drink now-2014. Score 92. K

Falesco, Ferentano, Montefiascone, Umbria, 2008 (Kosher Edition): Made from indigenous Roscetto grapes (if you've never heard of this variety don't be embarrassed, for neither did I until I tasted Falesco's Est, Est, Est, of which this grape is a small component). A heckuva grape – with thick skins that tend to turn the wine pinkish and impart somewhat bitter tannins, so the wine is made by flash-freezing the grapes, that causing the skins to burst and, on defrosting, to flow free and clear. Fermented in stainless steel vats and then developed in French barriques for 4 months, light gold in color, medium- to full-bodied with ripe peach and apricot notes on first attack, those yielding to figs, citrus, vanilla and a note of cinnamon. Some will love it, others not, but it certainly is a delightful change from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Well worth trying. Me, I loved it. Drink now-2013. Score 90. K
User avatar
User

David Raccah

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2436

Joined

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:18 am

Location

Bay Area, CA

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by David Raccah » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:36 pm

Hello Daniel,

A long search of the web found that Royal used to import a lower level version of these wines and gave it the name Monte Olivo Umbria. However, rumor has it that Royal is leaving this market - no idea why. Anyway, I think I found that IDS is importing these wine, is that what you saw on the bottles you enjoyed?

Thanks,
David
Checkout http://www.kosherwinemusings.com for my blogs on the world of kosher wines and follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/kosherwinemuse.
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:55 pm

David, Hi....

Mea culpa. I rarely bother to read about which importer is bringing in which wines and when I do read it that information quickly leaves me.

Best
Rogov
User avatar
User

Menachem S

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

657

Joined

Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:46 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Menachem S » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:44 pm

has anyone seen these wines in the US?

can't find them anywhere

Any idea of a price point?

thanks
User avatar
User

David Raccah

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2436

Joined

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:18 am

Location

Bay Area, CA

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by David Raccah » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:19 pm

I emailed KosherWine.com and they said that the labels are what is holding up the wines from being here in the US. That said, the wines will not be cheap when they come to the US. Just a heads up!

David
Checkout http://www.kosherwinemusings.com for my blogs on the world of kosher wines and follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/kosherwinemuse.
no avatar
User

Michael P

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

354

Joined

Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:23 pm

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Michael P » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Thanks Rogov, very interesting, now we just need to find the wines! There are excellent kosher french, american and spanish wines - now we have an excellent kosher italian!!!

Is the Macillano the flagship wine?
User avatar
User

Menachem S

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

657

Joined

Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:46 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Menachem S » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:09 am

This is very exciting, and actual good italian kosher wine.

I can't wait. The non-kosher edition is reasonably priced, hopefully the kosher edition will be a "twin" in that respect too
no avatar
User

Isaac C

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

475

Joined

Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:53 pm

Location

NYC

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Isaac C » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:42 pm

I believe Chateau De Vin has the Falesco Marciliano Cabernet Umbria 2005 in stock as they are now showing it on their website:

http://www.onlykosherwine.com/Product/W ... 08123.html
no avatar
User

E Segel

Rank

Wine geek

Posts

81

Joined

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:33 pm

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by E Segel » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:56 am

I mentioned in another post that I had the Falesco, Montiano, Lazio, Umbria, 2006 (Kosher Edition) recently. If anyone would like to know how to get this in the US you can PM me.
Regards,
Eli
no avatar
User

Stephen Weil

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

262

Joined

Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:12 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Stephen Weil » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:59 am

In plain English where are they available in Israel?
no avatar
User

Yossie Horwitz

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

803

Joined

Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:27 pm

Location

NYC

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Yossie Horwitz » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:10 pm

Anyone know who the importer is?
Sign up for my weekly newsletter on wines, wineries & other oenophilic goodies at http://www.yossiescorkboard.com
no avatar
User

Or Shoham

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

188

Joined

Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:22 am

Location

Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Or Shoham » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:26 pm

For those asking, it seems (based on some Google-ing) Wine Route has historically had Falesco wines available, albeit seemingly a limited selection. Whether they still sell them or not is beyond me, though.
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:25 pm

The question remains, however - does Derekh HaYain (Wine Route) import the kosher cuvees? A phone call to Marcello at the branch at Rehov HaShmona'eem will resolve the issue.


Best
Rogov
no avatar
User

Yossie Horwitz

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

803

Joined

Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:27 pm

Location

NYC

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Yossie Horwitz » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:16 pm

I'm actually curious who the US importer/distributed is - any ideas/clues?
Sign up for my weekly newsletter on wines, wineries & other oenophilic goodies at http://www.yossiescorkboard.com
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Yossie H wrote:I'm actually curious who the US importer/distributed is - any ideas/clues?



Sorry but don't have the foggiest. Perhaps a fault with my long-term memory system, but I only rarely recall who imports what to where. Nor do I have a great memory in who does p.r. for various wineries, the exception being here in Israel where at least some wineries have worked with the same p.r. firm for many years.

Best
Rogov
User avatar
User

YoelA

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1043

Joined

Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:43 pm

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by YoelA » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:51 pm

I saw one Falesco wine at Derech Ha'yayin on Hahashmonaim. Don't remember which one it was; it was downstairs.
User avatar
User

Jon Tabak

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

425

Joined

Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:17 am

Location

Los Angeles

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Jon Tabak » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi Rogov,

Do you have TN for Falesco Marciliano 2006 kosher edition?

Thanks,

-Jon
http://www.KosherWino.com - Supporting your kosher wine habit
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:25 am

Jon, Hi...

Until your post I was not aware that a 2006 kosher cuvee of this wine was made. I did find it offered on one internet site and have sent off email to the shop and the winery to determine how I can obtain a bottle. I shall report back.

Best
Rogov
no avatar
User

Barry K

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

158

Joined

Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:34 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Barry K » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:14 pm

Hi Rogov
Have you had the opportunity to taste the 2006 Falesco marciiano cabernet?
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:57 am

Barry, Hi....

Following is my tasting note for the wine in question.

Best
Rogov

Falesco, Marciliano, Umbria, 2006 (Kosher Cuvee): Full-bodied, with firm tannins that part slowly in the glass to reveal a fine array of wild berries, raspberries, red currants and,on the long finish notes of licorice and black olives. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Needs a fine beef or lamb stew. Drink now-2015. Score 90. K
no avatar
User

Barry K

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

158

Joined

Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:34 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Barry K » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32 pm

thanks
User avatar
User

David Raccah

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2436

Joined

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:18 am

Location

Bay Area, CA

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by David Raccah » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:45 pm

So other than the one Falesco - kosher from onlykosherwine.com, where else are you guys buying these wines in America?

Thanks
Checkout http://www.kosherwinemusings.com for my blogs on the world of kosher wines and follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/kosherwinemuse.
User avatar
User

Daniel Rogov

Rank

Resident Curmudgeon

Posts

12957

Joined

Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 am

Location

Tel Aviv, Israel

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:47 pm

David, Hi...

I cannot vouch for where if at all some of the kosher cuvees of the Falesco wines are available in the USA as some of those were made entirely for distribution within Europe.

Best
Rogov
no avatar
User

Barry K

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

158

Joined

Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:34 am

Re: Falesco - The Kosher Editions (K)

by Barry K » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:23 pm

HI David
Unfortunately the only commercial source I am aware of is Chateau de vin and its website. They have only the 2005 cab. I have been promised some 06 cab and montiano from a private stock; their most likely source being Europe
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign