Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni Italy Abruzzo Red 2016 [75Cl] Italy
Best Italian Red Wine 99 Points - 2015 Best Italian Wines Guidebook by Luca Maroni
"It's radiant force of fruit and flower emerges in a unique nose with notes of blackberry, violet, and black cherry that daze the nostrils…With a taste, balanced in acid, softness and tannins, of a suppleness and force that is simply phenomenal…An absolute masterwork of nature, technique, humanity and pure passion." 99 Points - Luca Maroni
Deep red in colour, with garnet tones. Intense aromas of cherries, prunes, ripe blackcurrant, tobacco and a final toasted note. This wine is full-bodied, soft and rich in tannin with a persistent, long finish showing spicy notes of vanilla and chocolate.
Valentino Sciotti describes this wine as 'a true taste of southern Italy'. Comprising Montepulciano and Sangiovese from the Abruzzi and Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera from southern Puglia, the varieties are aged separately before blending to create a rich, powerful yet eminently drinkable wine. Grapes for the Cinque Autoctoni are grown in the communes of Colonnella, Ortona, Sava and San Marzano. The Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes are from the Abruzzi while the rest are grown in Southern Puglia. For this reason, the wine is a Vino da Tavola. The wine itself expresses tremendous depth of colour and a powerful, intense nose with perfumes of dark plums, blackberries and a touch of vanilla, cinnamon and mixed spice from the new oak. On the palate, it‘s warm and robust, with chocolate mocha flavours tightly knit with the dark, plummy fruit. Tannins are firm but approachable nevertheless, supporting the ripe fruit right to the finish.