Farnese


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The name Farnese is one of Italy’s most illustrious.  In Renaissance times, this noble family’s wines made scintillating appearances on the banquet tables of numerous European courts thanks to Princess Marguerite Farnese (née Marguerite of Austria, an Emperor’s daughter).

In 1582, after an eventful lifetime spent in places as distant as Florence and the Flanders, Bruxelles and Parma, Marguerite chose the tranquillity of Abruzzi’s Ortona, wedged between the dazzling Adriatic sea and the Maiella massif, for her sunset years.  A luminous sunset, this: the intelligence and initiative of the princess, together with the location’s beauty and salubriousness, proved beneficial both to the Farneses and to the wines made under their aegis.  In few years, the family provided the area’s viticulture with vital impetus and scope.

In gratitude to the Farneses, successive owners maintained the ancient name on local labels.  Today, Valentino Sciotti and Camillo De Iuliis jointly own the princely vineyards in the valley of the Moro river (their “Farneto Valley”).

This exceptional soil enjoys unique microclimatic conditions and temperature range, for the sea is a mere 19 miles from the Maiella mountains, soaring up to 9,843 feet.  The Farnese range, however, also encompasses a wide variety of terroirs and microclimates throughout Abruzzi, instrumental in achieving complexity and consistency.

The wines are crafted in the heart of the Colline Teramane DOCG appellation, at titanic, ultramodern facilities covering 50,000 square meters (nearly 540,000 square feet, c. 140,000 of which the winery proper).  These were entirely refurbished in 2004 and now include state-of-the-art equipment and vinification lines as well as over 1,000 barriques of the finest French and American oak, employed for a max. of 3 years, and 50 Slavonian barrels of 25 or 50 hectoliters’ capacity.

The team comprises a dynamic group of wine professionals led by Filippo Baccalaro and technical consultant Professor Mario Ercolino, as well as such top-notch agronomists as Remo di Giuliantonio.  Research & Development is paramount, both into the intriguing native grapes, and into international varieties and challenging new vistas.

The name Farnese is one of Italy’s most illustrious.  In Renaissance times, this noble family’s wines made scintillating appearances on the banquet tables of numerous European courts thanks to Princess Marguerite Farnese (née Marguerite of Austria, an Emperor’s daughter).

In 1582, after an eventful lifetime spent in places as distant as Florence and the Flanders, Bruxelles and Parma, Marguerite chose the tranquillity of Abruzzi’s Ortona, wedged between the dazzling Adriatic sea and the Maiella massif, for her sunset years.  A luminous sunset, this: the intelligence and initiative of the princess, together with the location’s beauty and salubriousness, proved beneficial both to the Farneses and to the wines made under their aegis.  In few years, the family provided the area’s viticulture with vital impetus and scope.

In gratitude to the Farneses, successive owners maintained the ancient name on local labels.  Today, Valentino Sciotti and Camillo De Iuliis jointly own the princely vineyards in the valley of the Moro river (their “Farneto Valley”).

This exceptional soil enjoys unique microclimatic conditions and temperature range, for the sea is a mere 19 miles from the Maiella mountains, soaring up to 9,843 feet.  The Farnese range, however, also encompasses a wide variety of terroirs and microclimates throughout Abruzzi, instrumental in achieving complexity and consistency.

The wines are crafted in the heart of the Colline Teramane DOCG appellation, at titanic, ultramodern facilities covering 50,000 square meters (nearly 540,000 square feet, c. 140,000 of which the winery proper).  These were entirely refurbished in 2004 and now include state-of-the-art equipment and vinification lines as well as over 1,000 barriques of the finest French and American oak, employed for a max. of 3 years, and 50 Slavonian barrels of 25 or 50 hectoliters’ capacity.

The team comprises a dynamic group of wine professionals led by Filippo Baccalaro and technical consultant Professor Mario Ercolino, as well as such top-notch agronomists as Remo di Giuliantonio.  Research & Development is paramount, both into the intriguing native grapes, and into international varieties and challenging new vistas.



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370
Fantini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes from vineyards located within the townships of Ortona, San Salvo and Pollutri and covering a total o...

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381
Fantini Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo DOC
Made from 100% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes from vineyards within the township of Ortona. Harvest takes place in early October; after gentle de-sta...

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227
Fantini Casale Vecchio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes, the vineyards are located within the townships of Colonnella, Ancorano and Controguerra and cover a t...

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230
Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni
From five autochtonous  grapes - hence the name. The vintage is undeclared on the label. The number on the label represents the number of years sin...

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224
Fantini Opi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane
Colline Teramane is a sub-appellation of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and was the first DOCG for the region, since 2003. The name Opi comes from the Far...

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226
Fantini Casale Vecchio Pecorino
The native variety takes its name from “pecora”, “sheep”, owing to the shape of the very small grape bunches. It is extremely low-yielding a...

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222
Fantini Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGT
100% Sangiovese from vineyards within the townships of Ortona and San Salvo and covering a total of 380 hectares (939 acres).  Garnet color, fruity...

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221
Fantini Chardonnay Terre di Chieti IGT
100% Chardonnay from vineyards near Ortona, covering 30 hectares (74 acres). Lively straw yellow, the nose is intense and quite persistent, fruity,...

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220
Fantini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC
85% Trebbiano & 15% Malvasia from vineyards located within the township of Ortona and covering 40 hectares (99 acres). Intense straw yellow, medi...

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