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Farnese Fantini Fiano IGT Terre di Chieti

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 Creccio, slightly inland from the town of Ortona on Italy‘s Adriatic coast. 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.  Fermentation then took place in stainless steel at 14°C.  The wine was then fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in colour with green highlights. On the nose it has vibrant aromas of white flowers and hints of citrus fruit. Medium bodied, the wine is fresh and balanced with a persistent finish.

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Fiano
Region Abruzzo
Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro
Consultant Winemaker Rino Santeusanio
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 6.2g/l
Residual Sugar 2g/l
Wine pH 3.2