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Fantini Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni

Fantini Farnese

EDIZIONE CINQUE AUTOCTONI:
From five autochtonous (native) grapes - hence the name.
The vintage is undeclared on the label. The only numeric indication to appear is a progressive number that is not that of the vintage, merely the number of years since the wine's firstrelease (1999). The reason for this is that the blend's five autochthonous ("cinque autoctoni") grapes actually come from two different regions, Puglia and Abruzzi. Thus, labeling regulations require that this be an officially "non-vintage" wine.
"We wanted to prove it was possible to achieve nobility and breed by employing only the incredible range of native grapes our country has to offer," Valentino confides. Mission accomplished.

TYPE
Red
GRAPES
33% Montepulciano, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 30% Primitivo, and 7% Negroamaro
LONGEVITY
Ready for early enjoyment, it also withstands 8-10 years' cellaring.
PRODUCTION
50,000 bottles yearly
WINEMAKER
Filippo Baccalaro
VINEYARD CHARACTARISTICS
From plots in the communes of Colonnella and Ortona (both in Abruzzi) and Sava and San Marzano (both in Puglia), totaling 7 hectares (17.3 acres).
VINIFICATION AND AGING
De-stalking, soft-pressing, maceration/fermentation on the grapes for 25 days, malolactic in barriques, where the wine is fine-tuned for 13 months.
TASTING NOTES
Very intense garnet red; nose is v. intense & persistent, recalls cherries, plums, ripe currant, tobacco, w/a toasted note on the finish; excellent structure + roundness, rich, velvety tannins, v. persistent, w/a long finish; spicy notes of vanilla & choc
SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Best served at 18 C (64.4 F) to match red meat, game, structured dishes with sauce; excellent on its own, as a meditation wine.
ANALYSIS DATA
Alc. 14.5% by vol., 5.8 grams/liter total acidity, 5 g/l residual sugar, 39 g/l dry extract, 3.55 pH
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