"Young and with clear ideas, Francesco Mariani has brought a breath of fresh air to this denomination".
As we at Gambero Rosso see it, the wines of Cantina Raina are among the most personal and centered across the whole denomination and Francesco Mariani is among the producers who are best interpreting the classic varieties of Montefalco".
(Gambero Rosso, Guida ai Vini d’Italia)
"The young Cantina Raina is very clear where she wants to go, but especially where she comes from".
(Scatti Di Gusto)
"Cantina Raina has rapidly established itself among the most interesting in the area, thanks to the excellent raw materials and to a rare sensibility in the winery able to convey the most notable characters in his wines".
(L’Espresso, Guida ai Vini d’Italia)
"Francesco Mariani is one of the young producers in Montefalco who will have an important position in enology tomorrow: this at least is our bet. Every year he gives us wines of good territorial expression and, even in difficult vintages, we find the terroir and the joy of wine to drink”.
"We are ready to bet on Raina and on the authentic winemaking work undertaken by Francesco Mariani. The reds especially seem able to interpret their terroir, with contained extraction and measured wines, eager to offer drinkability and relaxation around the area’s chessboards".
"From Francesco Mariani, already capable of producing very large reds, a signature version of Grechetto showing uncompromising naturalness".