We’ve worked closely with Farnese for 20+ years - from the start to being three-time 'Winery of the Year'. Love for their standard Montepulciano has never waned, while this oak-aged, single estate red is a step up with its intense, spicy plum fruit.
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Beyond the Label
Full bodied, rich fruits, marasca cherries, spices and soft tannins
Intense, fruity persistence, dried flowers, spices and liquorice
Farnese’s flagship red has won top medals every year since it was first released in 1998. The grapes are second to none in the region, hand harvested from a patch of ancient Montepulciano vines in the Abruzzo’s highest and arguably greatest vineyard. Access to it came about by invitation after Casale Vecchio’s elderly owner, Señora Turdó, overheard in a café winemaker Filippo Baccalaro talk with such passion about the Montepulciano grape. She knew he would do the grapes from her special vines justice. The wine is aged in part new and part seasoned American and French oak barrels to achieve the right balance of succulent wild berry fruit, smooth tannins and integrated spicy character. Serve with beef ragout, lasagne or mushroom risotto.
"A full-bodied Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, with real depth and also elegance and great length"
Leonardo Bassano Buyer for Italy