The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Zabù, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture, Cantina di Diomede and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery. Alberto Antonini oversees production, ensuring that these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value. Their elegant and striking packaging makes them stand out on the shelf or table.
Farnese Fantini Sangiovese 2019
A youthful and appealing wine, garnet red in colour and intense on the nose with vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbal characters. On the palate, it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and morello cherry, with subtle vanilla characters from the oak. The wine is well balanced and medium-bodied with structured, firm tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish.
Grapes for the Sangiovese are grown in the communes of Ortona and San Salvo on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo. The vines are planted with a south eastern aspect on clay-limestone soil and trained using a pergola training system.The grapes are destemmed and crushed before undergoing an initial cold maceration for two days. Maceration and fermentation followed at 20-22°C for 9-11 days. Between 10 and 20% of the wine was aged in oak with the remainder aged in stainless steel.