Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamour of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone, Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on such iconic wines as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
The Farnese 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.
More than 90% of the grapes are harvested by hand (machines are not able to harvest the “pergola” vines); once in the winery they are gently de-stemmed and crushed. The crushed grapes are conveyed into stainless steel tanks until the fermentation and ageing is complete. 5% goes into oak barrels.