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Farnese Fantini Montepulciano d`Abruzzo DOC

Abruzzo

Farnese

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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Vineyards

The vineyards are situated around the towns of Ortona, San Salvo and Pollutri on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region. Facing south east, vines are planted on a mix of clay and limestone soils and are trained on both guyot and pergola systems.

Vintage information

In general, rain, or the lack of it, was a crucial factor in the 2013 vintage. Cool, wet conditions in the spring set up a challenging growing season. Drought-like conditions then caused a further challenge in the summer, but fortunately, autumn was wonderful, allowing for a great, if somewhat delayed, harvest. Harvest took place in mid-October.

Vinification

Once the grapes were received at the winery, they were gently crushed and destemmed. The grapes then underwent a cold maceration for 4 days. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 24-26°C for 8-10 days. This wine received no oak ageing to preserve the vibrancy of the fruit.  

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour with garnet hints.  On the nose it is intense and fruity with floral and spicy notes.  These characters carry through to a full, well balanced palate.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Montepulciano
Region Abruzzo
Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro
Consultant Winemaker Rino Santeusanio
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar 2g/l
Wine pH 3.6