Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone 2012
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: May 10, 2017
- Last modified: May 10, 2017
Herbal slicked, lees-licked and lemon-lined, this medium-bodied blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia is from the remarkably memorable DOP of Est! Est!! Est!!! in Lazio. Whole-cluster grapes spend time in stainless steel, preserving the bright fruit. Greengage, lemon, green fig and mineral salts on the finish. Best when warmed up a bit. As legend has it, a 12th century Bishop was traveling to the Vatican for a meeting with the Pope. The Bishop sent a scout ahead to survey the villages along the route for the best wines, with directions to write “est” (Latin for “it is”) on the door of the inns he visited when he was particularly impressed with the quality of the wine, so the Bishop following on his trail would know where to stop for a tipple. At a Montefiascone inn, the scout was reportedly so stoked with the local wine that he wrote “Est! Est!! Est!!!” on the door.