Grapes for the Sangiovese ‘Terre di Chieti’ are grown in the communes of Ortona and San Salvo on the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo. The vines are planted with a south-eastern aspect on clay-limestone soil and trained using a pergola training system.
The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Zabù, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture, Cantina di Diomede and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery. Alberto Antonini oversees production, ensuring that these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value. Their elegant and striking packaging makes them stand out on the shelf or table.
The grapes were destemmed and crushed before undergoing an initial cold maceration for two days. Maceration and fermentation followed at 20-22°C for 10 days. Between 10 and 20% of the wine was aged in oak with the remainder aged in stainless-steel.
Simple cooking – any hearty pasta and tomato based sauce, or mid week bangers.
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans.