Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC

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% Trebbiano from vineyards located within the township of Ortona and covering 40 hectares (99 acres). Intense straw yellow, medium intensity and persistence on the nose, lively on the palate, with good body and balance, fruity and floral with notes of plums, peaches, white flowers – particularly orange blossoms and lemon blossoms.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge90
  • 2015 | Luca Maroni92
  • 2015 | Vinous87
  • 2012 | James Suckling91
Grape Varieties:

100% Trebbiano

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

20 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast, locally harvested

Fermentation temperature:

12 °C (53.6 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:

no

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Bottling period:

December

Aging before bottling:

3 months

Aging in bottle:

1 month

Closure:

Screwcap

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Near Ortona, Abruzzo

Soil composition:

Medium-textured, calcareous clay.

Vine training:

Pergola (Tendone)

Altitude:

230-430 (750-1,400 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

1,600-1,800 plant per hectare

Yield:

10-12 tons per hectare

Exposure:

Southwestern/western

Age of vines:

10-20 years

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

480,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Deep, bright, straw yellow. Medium bodied, quite intense and persistent, fruity and floral with aromas of medlar, peach and orange blossom. Full-bodied, quite well-balanced, intense and persistent.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 6-8 °C (42.-46.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Paired with antipasti and light first courses, white meat, fish and fresh cheese.

Aging potential:

2 years

Alcohol:

12

Winemaker:

Rino SanteUSAnio, Francesco De Santis , Dennis Verdecchia