Fantini Farnese Edizione 21 Cinque Autoctoni 2019
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 33% Montepulciano 30% Primitivo 25% Sangiovese 7% Negroamaro 5% Malvasia Nera
Deep ruby red in colour, with intense and persistent aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, with notes of herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa and liquorice and a touch of minerality. The palate reveals a balanced structure with a lifted, elegant freshness. Soft, supple tannins lead to a long finish.
Grapes for the Cinque Autoctoni are grown in the communes of Colonnella, Ortona, Sava and San Marzano. The Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes are from Abruzzo while the remaining varieties, which include 7% Negroamaro and 5% Malvasia Nera, are grown in Southern Puglia. For this reason, the wine is classified as a Vino da Tavola. A deeply coloured, intense and powerful wine that is, according to its creator, Valentino Sciotti, 'a true taste of Southern Italy'
The Fantini group was founded in 1994 by Valentino Sciotti with the aim to produce top-quality wine from Abruzzo. The enterprise was so successful that the group decided to expand further south in Italy and also into Sicily. Today the Fantini group includes Cantina Diomede, Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture, Tufarello, Zabù and Cantina Atzei, among others. Fantini is their flagship winery, producing wines from vineyards based in the northern part of Abruzzo, where ripeness and freshness combine in the wines. The forward and accessible Sangiovese is a case in point. All the wines made from Montepulciano have the hallmark colour and intensity of this variety but with a balance and accessibility that is often lacking in wines from this region.