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Mojo Falerio

Thousand year old history of Falerio wine has its origns in Roman times named for the ancient city of Faleria. The geogra[hical area of Falerio DOC wine production lies in the southern part of the Marche region and includes the entire provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo.  These beautiful provinces run along the Adriatic Sea coastline and unfurl westward up the foothills into the Appenine Mountains. Falerio is a wine that combines history and deep ties to the land with a great tradition of Italian wine-making.

 This wine is made from three different grape varietals, Trebbiano, Passerina, and Pecorino, to form the blend known as Falerio.  Passerina, named for the  little female sparrow who loved to eat it's tasty pulp, and Pecorino, from the Italian word Pecora, meaning sheep  (because the sheep used to eat the grapes when herded past the vineyards). Since the grapes mature at different times, they are harvested at different times;  the Pecorino in early September, the Trebbiano at the end of September and the Passerina in the first 10 days of October.

 In the cellar the clusters are carefully sorted and the grapes go through a cold maceration on the skins for 8-10 hours then cold decantation for 24  hours at 10ºC (to clean the must and leave the skins and sediment behind). The juice is fermented at a controlled temperature for 10-14 days then refined in stainless steel tanks for 3 months after which it's filtered and bottled and left to rest in the bottle for an  additional 3 months before release.

 Falerio is a beautiful white wine with sensuous, inviting, floral aromas and a fresh fruit taste that's pleasantly soft.  It pairs well with all types of fish, shell fish and light meats or can be enjoyed simply as a sipping wine.  Serve chilled.

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