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Sangiovese Fantini Farnese 2018

£10.00

The Abruzzo region is across the Appenines from Chianti, on the Adriatic coast, and it is most famous for red wines made from the Montepulciano grape.?? However, Sangiovese (the main variety of Chianti) also grows well here, and in the case of this wine it is trained high on pergolas on high quality clay-limestone soil.

A Chianti-like approach to making the wine: very little oak, wines made to be approachable when young.?? I regularly use this wine to demonstrate exactly what good Sangiovese tastes like: vibrant red fruit, slightly bitter cherries, herbs and the slightest touch of vanilla from a proportion being aged in oak. It is really well-balanced, and its medium-bodied, ripe tannins and fresh acidity cry out for food.?? And I cry back: Pizza!

Fontina, a cheese from the Val d’Aosta made from cow’s milk is a good match – a bit like a Gruy??re.

 

 

Additional information

Colour/Style

Red

Major Grape Varieties

Sangiovese

Country/Region

Italy – Centre

Region

Abruzzo

Vintage

2018

Dry/Sweet

Dry

Alcohol level

12-13.5%

Winemaking

Vegetarian

Bottle Size

75cl

Food matching suggestions

Pizza and Pasta

Cheese Matching Suggestions

Semi hard cheeses, eg Cheddar, Comté

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