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Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni

R 820.00

Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is intense and persistent on the nose with mineral notes of cherry, blackcurrant, herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa and liquorice. On the palate, great structure, good balance between alcohol and freshness, velvety tannins, persistent and long lasting.

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Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is intense and persistent on the nose with mineral notes of cherry, blackcurrant, herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa and liquorice. On the palate, great structure, good balance between alcohol and freshness, velvety tannins, persistent and long lasting.

  • Brand: Fantini
  • Description: Dry Red
  • Vintages Available: 2021
  • Country, Region: Italy, Abruzzo/Puglia
  • Appellation: VdT

Grapes

33% Montepulciano
30% Primitivo
25% Sangiovese
7% Negroamaro
5% Malvasia Nera

About the Producer

The Fantini Group has its head office in Castello Caldora, near Ortona, a coastal town in the Province of Chieti, Abruzzo.

Established in 1994, it soon became the leading wine producer in Abruzzo and Southern Italy, both in terms of volumes (24 million bottles) and quality. From the start the company attracted the attention of the industry’s main experts due to its modern entrepreneurial approach, strict quality standards and quick commercial penetration. 18 talented winemakers, all with international experience, produce high quality wines from six different regions in Central and Southern Italy: Abruzzo, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia and Sicily. The company has achieved worldwide recognition, as testified by the many acknowledgements received from wine critics, wine guides and in major international wine contests.

Farnese was named “Best Italian Producer” in 2016, 2017 and 2019 by a prominent Italian wine guide, Luca Maroni’s “Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani”. It was also declared “2017 Producer of the Year” by the important German wine competition “Mundus Vini” and by Belgian journalist Alain Bloeykens. Furthermore, its red wine “Edizione Cinque Autoctoni” – the company’s flagship – has been “Wine of the Year” for 9 years running. In recent years, over 70 gold medals and international trophies have enriched the company awards list, including its inclusion in the “Wine Spectator Top100”. Recently the company – thanks also to the participation of a large international equity fund – has completed the acquisition of a new cellar in Sardinia (“Atzei”) and in Spain (“Finca Fella”).

About EDIZIONE CINQUE AUTOCTONI

The project EDIZIONE CINQUE AUTOCTONI started in 1996, when Farnese Vini was writing the first pages of its history.

The idea of this wine came out during a curious meeting between “wine experts”: Valentino Sciotti, today CEO of the “Farnese Group”, Filippo Baccalaro, chief winemaker of the same group and third generation of Piedmontese winemakers, Hugh Johnson, world famous wine journalist and Jean Marc Sauboua of the third generation of Bordeaux winemakers. During that particular meeting, 23 years ago, Hugh Johnson launched a challenge to the two young winemakers: that of creating a “great wine” with the character of “Southern Italy”, forged with the best varietals of that territory; a wine with the modest denomination of “table wine”, but with the soul of “a great wine”, that could stand out for its ability to be unique and extraordinarily superior to what at the time was being offered on the market.

The idea was met with great enthusiasm by the two winemakers, who undertook a hard work of study to identify the best varietals of southern Italy and find very old vines in particularly suitable areas.

After four years of meticulous work and experimental harvests, 5 grape varieties were identified, two from the Abruzzo region – Montepulciano and Sangiovese – and three from Puglia – Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. The first vintage of EDIZIONE CINQUE AUTOCTONI was finally made. London was the location for the first official tasting of the new-born wine, where Hugh Johnson was waiting with anticipation. These were his words at the first taste: “There’s everything in this wine! The warmth, the aromas, the flavours of southern Italy… millennia of winemaking tradition, that’s exactly what we were dreaming of!”

Vineyard

The production areas are situated around the Notaresco, Ortona, Sava e Manduria districts.

Vinification

Soft destemming and crushing, maceration-fermentation over 25 days.

Ageing

Malolactic fermentation in barriques followed by 13 months ageing in the same barriques.

Tasting Notes

Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is a deep garnet red. Very intense and persistent on the nose with notes of cherry and blackcurrant, herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa, liquorice against a subtle mineral backdrop. On the palate, great structure, good balance between alcohol and freshness, velvety tannins, very persistent with a long finish.

Analysis

14.5% alcohol vol.

Food Suggestions

Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is excellent with rich first courses, red meat and with medium-ripe or ripe cheeses. Great “meditation” wine.

Serving temperature: 18°C.

Cellar

Ready to drink now, will keep well for another 10-12 years if Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is suitably cellared.

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