Falesco 2001 Vitiano Umbria ($9.99)
Dark ruby, with amber highlights in the glass. Simple but pleasant aromas mix black fruit and sweet brown sugar. Tart and rather tannic, astringent acids somewhat cloak full, plummy fruit flavors. Consistent with past vintages, despite its modest pretensions, this is a wine with good potential that does best with a little cellar time. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC; Leonardo Locascio Selections. (Nov 6, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Almost a cliche, but it went nicely with sausage pizza. Steak or rare roast beef would tame its tannins, though.

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