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Farnese `Casale Vecchio` Cococciola



The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Vigneti Zabu, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery...

The vineyards are based in the northern part of the Abruzzo,  where ripeness and freshness combine in the wines.  Alberto Antonini oversees production, ensuring these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value. 

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The vineyards lie on slopes leading down to the Adriatic sea in the communes of Foassacesia and Rocca San Giovanni, which are part of the Chieti province in southern Abruzzo. The vines are situated on mixed soils which tends towards calcerous. Planting density is approximately 3000 plants per hectare.

Vintage information

Abruzzo had a warm and dry season leading into harvest, with a few small showers. Very clean fruit, and little to no shrivel means the resulting wines will be more fruit forward and luscious. Yields were slightly higher than usual.


Grapes were pressed and destemmed before maceration and fermentation which lasted 20 days at 12°C in 100% stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow with green hints, this wine has lovely perfumes of fresh citrus fruit. Medium-bodied, it is wonderfully balanced and has a persistent final note.

Vintage information

Vintage 2010
Grape varieties 100% Cococciola
Region Abruzzo
Winemaker Marco Flacco
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 6.4g/l
Residual Sugar 4.5g/l
Wine pH 3.3