Sangiovese 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% 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.
Wine exported to
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Spectator87
- 2015 | Luca Maroni91
- 2015 | Vinous88
- 2012 | James Suckling91
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Selected yeast, locally harvested
27 °C (80.6 °F)
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20-30% in oak and 80-70% in stainless steel
100% second use
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Near Ortona, Abruzzo
Clay and limestone
Pergola (Tendone) and Guyot
165-430 (540-1,400 feet) above sea level
1,600-1,800 plant per hectare
9-11 tons per hectare
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Garnet red. Intense and persistent, fruity (strawberry and black cherry) with a winy note and wood flavor. Medium body, good tannins, balanced and ready to drink
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Best with cold cuts and salami or structured first courses, meat dishes and cheese.
Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia