Chardonnay Terre di Chieti IGT
The Farnese Fantini winery is located in Abruzzi, just 19 miles away from the sea, under Mount Maiella, which reaches 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) above sea level. The range features a wide variety of wines made from grapes grown throughout the region and thus features many different terroirs and microclimates. The wines are crafted in the Colline Teramane DOCG appellation in large, ultramodern facilities covering 50,000 square meters (nearly 540,000 square feet) with state-of-the-art vinification equipment and French and American barrels for aging.
The winery also has a long history, going back to Renaissance times. Farnese was a noble family that – along with Princess Marguerite – produced wines that graced European banquet tables in the sixteenth century.
100% Chardonnay from vineyards near Ortona, covering 30 hectares (74 acres). Lively straw yellow, the nose is intense and quite persistent, fruity, with notes of tropical fruit and peaches. On the palate, good balance, body, intensity and persistence.
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12 °C (53.6 °F)
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Near Ortona, Abruzzo
1-3 hectares (2.47 - 7.4 acres)
Medium-textured red volcanic soil
Pergola (Tendone) and Guyot
230-430 (750-1,400 feet) above sea level
1,800-2,500 plant per hectare
8-9 tons per hectare
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Bright straw yellow. Intense, quite persistent, fruity with notes of tropical and yellow pulp fruit. Fullbodied, well-balanced, intense and quite persistent.
Best served at 6-8 °C (42.-46.4 °F).
Ideal with light first courses, fish, delicate white meat and young cheese. Also as an aperitif.
Up to 2 years
Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia