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Farnese Fantini Trebbiano 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 town of Ortona, on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region. Facing west and south west, vines are planted on calcareous clay soils of a medium texture and trained on a pergola system.

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 in mid September.  The whites from this vintage are excellent with moderate sugar levels and good acidity.

Vinification

Once the grapes were received at the winery, they were gently crushed and destemmed.  After pressing, fermentation took place in stainless steel at 12°C in order to preserve the character of the fruit.  The wine was then fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deep, bright, straw yellow in colour.  The nose has intense, fruit and floral characters with aromas of medlar, peach and orange blossom.  On the palate, it is medium bodied, well-balanced and intense with a persistent finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Trebbiano
Region Abruzzo
Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro
Consultant Winemaker Rino Santeusanio
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 6.2g/l
Residual Sugar 2g/l
Wine pH 3.2