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Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti



  • Regional Trophy - Marche Red - International Wine Challenge 2014


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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Grapes for the Sangiovese ‘Terre di Chieti‘ are grown in the communes of Ortona and San Salvo on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo.  The vines are planted with a south eastern aspect on clay-limestone soil and trained using a pergola training system.

Vintage information

In general, rain or the lack of it, was a crucial factor in the 2013 vintage. Wet conditions in the spring set up a challenging growing season. Careful attention to the vineyards was necessary to ensure quality.Drought-like conditions caused a further challenge in the summer, but fortunately, favourable autumn conditions allowed for an excellent harvest in the second half of September.  


The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing an initial cold maceration for 2 days.  Maceration and fermentation followed at 20-22°C for 9-11 days.  Between 10 and 20% of the wine was aged in oak with the remainder aged in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

A youthful and appealing wine, garnet red in colour and quite intense on the nose with vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbal characters.  On the palate it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and morello cherry, with subtle vanilla characters from the oak-aged portion.  The wine is well-balanced and medium-bodied with structured, firm tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish.  

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Sangiovese
Region Abruzzo
Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro
Consultant Winemaker Rino Santeusanio
Alcohol (ABV) 12%
Acidity 5.7g/l
Residual Sugar 4g/l
Wine pH 3.55