Fantini Farnese, Sangiovese Terre di Chieti, 2019
Abruzzo Italy

Fantini Farnese, Sangiovese Terre di Chieti, 2019
£ 11.45, 75 cl

Red Wine

100% Sangiovese

This is a youthful and appealing Sangiovese. It is intense on the nose with vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbal characters.

Tasting notes

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

Vinyards

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

Vinification

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

Producer

The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Zabù, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture, Cantina di Diomede and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery. Alberto Antonini oversees production, ensuring that these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value. Their elegant and striking packaging makes them stand out on the shelf or table.

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