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 bouquet of strawberries and black cherries with vinous notes and hints of wood, quite intense and persistent; medium-bodied, with firm tannins and good balance, immediate appeal.

TYPE
Red
GRAPES
100% Sangiovese
AGE OF VINES
Its chewy fruit is best enjoyed after 1-2 years.
TOTAL PRODUCTION
4,800,000 bottles
WINEMAKER
Filippo Baccalaro
VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS
Vineyards near Ortona and San Salvo.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Classic red wine vinifcation including soft pressing and de-stalking, maceration on the skins and fermentation for 10 days. Aged in oak.
TASTING NOTES
Garnet red in color, nose is quite intense and persistent, confirmed on the palate; fruity (notes of strawberry and marasca cherry), with subtle vanilla notes from well integrated wood; medium body, good tannins and balance; youthful and appealing.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Easy to enjoy, best served at 16-18° C (60.8-64.4° F) with cold cuts and salami or structured first courses, meat dishes and cheese.
ANALYSIS DATA
Alc. 13% by vol., 5.5 grams/liter total acidity, 4 g/l residual sugar, 32 g/l dry extract, 3.50 pH