Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti
2015

Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti

Italy, Abruzzo

4.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

A real surprise, frankly not overtly Sangiovese in character, but with a lovely smoky, chocolaty, jam fruit style. Really easy drinking and soft, almost creamy texture and a nice dusty gentle tannic finish. A great mid week glass.”

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£9.25

MWS: 95

Origin

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 (high) training system.

Grape Variety

100% Sangiovese.

Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro gave the grapes a 48 hour cold maceration prior to a relatively cool fermentation in stainless steel. This combination helps to elevate the fruity and aromatic character of the wine. A small proportion, about 15%, was aged in oak barrel to add softness and roundness to the blend.

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 18 months.

Producer

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.

Food Match

Simple cooking – any hearty pasta and tomato based sauce, or mid week bangers.

Suitable for vegetarians.

In the press

Regional Trophy: Abruzzo Red- International Wine Challenge 2014

Gold- International Wine Challenge 2014

"Spicy aroma with peppery cherry fruit and a light vanilla sweetness. You can definitely taste the sweetness but the most dramatic impression is the super-silky texture. Gentle, rounded and caressing with just a touch of sweetness on the finish." Jancis Robinson MW, July 2015.

1 review for Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti

  1. N
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve been looking for good wines that aren’t too high in alcohol. This has to be one of best I’ve found in this category. Remarkable value too – packed with fruit, a measure of complexity and a silky texture. Definitely ordering some more.

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