Fantini Farnese Sangiovese Terre di Chieti 2022
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
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.
Grapes for the Sangiovese 'Terre di Chieti' are grown in the communes of Ortona and San Salvo on the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo. Located between 100 - 150 metres above sea level, the vines are planted on South-East facing slopes on clay-limestone soil and trained using a pergola training system.
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.