(MONTECCHIO – TERNI) The brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella are two of the greatest exponents of Italian enology and their company, Falesco, produces some of the best Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese and Roscetto from all over Italy.
Cotarella is a name to combine with Italian wine. The family, originally from Monterubiaglio , near Orvieto , began with a simple activity as local grape fermenters and wine producers that were used by larger bottlers of that important denomination.
But it was the current generation, the brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, that moved far beyond these modest origins, becoming a real driving force in the Italian panorama. Riccardo Cotarella , the eldest, began his career as a winemaker of a local company, but, starting from the 80s, he forged a career, as one of the most important, probably the most important, wine consultant in all of Italy , creating wines acclaimed and award winners across the country and becoming both the president of the Italian oenologists association and also the co-president of the international association.
Brother Renzo , after a role ofwine director in the Castello della Sala winery , the best wine producer in the entire denomination of Orvieto, went up in the hierarchy of the Antinori house, owners of that property and the most important Italian producers of high quality wine in significant quantities, becoming director and chief wine producer of all Antinori activities , both in Italy and in other parts of the world where the house works: Hungary, Romania, Chile and California.
All of this may seem enough to satisfy most people, but the brothers seem to be permanently dissatisfied with what others would consider a success and have set up their own company in Umbria , again an amazing force.
Over 370 hectares of vineyards is by no means a small property, and the millions of bottles produced annually have found their way to the world’s largest high-quality wine markets. First with a series of well made and extremely pleasant wines at reasonably low prices, to demonstrate that quality and quantity are quite easy to reconcile. And, in more recent years, with a new line, clearly called “Famiglia Cotarella” , which offers superb examples of Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese and Roscetto , among the best wines in Italy.
From January 2017 Dominga, Marta and Enrica Cotarella, a new, third, generation arrives at the helm of the family business. This has led to a repositioning of the logo and a new brand architecture, Famiglia Cotarella has become the reference brand that includes Falesco , for traditional wines, Cotarella , for the top of the range, Intrecci , the High Training school of Sala, and Liaison Cotarella , brand for the distribution of two Champagnes (Alexandre Filaine and Vilmart) and Per Papà wine from the Castello di Cigognola Company.
Famiglia Cotarella Wines
|Appellation:||Rosso Umbria IGP|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Cabernet Franc 30%|
|Appellation:||Lazio Rosso IGP|
|Grapes:||Merlot 50%, Sangiovese 50%|
|Appellation||Umbria - Vino Spumante di Qualità|
|Grapes:||Pinot Nero 100%|
|Appellation||Lazio - Vino Spumante di Qualità|
Info & Contacts Famiglia Cotarella
Address: Loc. San Pietro, snc – 05020 Montecchio (TR)
Tel: +39 0744 9556