Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni 2018

  • 33% Montepulciano , 30% Primitivo, 25% Sangiovese, 7% Negroamaro , 5% Malvasia Nera
  • The edition number on the label represents the number of years since the wine’s first release (1999).
  • 99 Points, Luca Maroni
  • 1 or more bottles
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  • Luca Maroni
    99 points

Editors notes

The edition number on the label represents the number of years since the wine’s first release (1999). The reason for this, is that the blend’s five autochthonous (‘cinque autoctoni’) grapes actually come from two regions, Puglia (townships Sava) and Abruzzo (townships Colonnella, Ortona and San Marzano).

With Edizione concept, Farnese (renamed Fantini recently) wanted to prove that ‘it’s possible to make great wine employing the enormous potential of Italy’s indigineous grapes’ – and it has!

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


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Black Fruits
    • Cedar
    • Forest Floor
  • Palate
    • Black Fruits
    • Liquorice
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Game
  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Luca Maroni

    "The exceptional analytical value of this archetypal wine has wonderful sensory reverberations in every phase of tasting. Its hue, impenetrable purple, on the one hand heralds her supreme concentration, on the other, with its chromatic shades alternating between blue and black, it transmits integrity unchanged oxidative of its transformed grapes. The olfactory response is of absolute clarity and turgor. Purple is then not only the colour, but the flowers sweet veins that are married to the unblemished spices of oak make it wonderfully persuasive and yes, its perfume sparkling. Finally, the taste of a notable amount of tint and aroma warns that its very pulpy palatal expression. A cream from blackberry to jam, which is never offered bitter despite the imperious tannin, and which always yields the absolute depth of his is crystalline persuasion majestic native grape. A viticulture MASTERPIECE of wine whose supreme pleasure is the effect of nature as much as of excellent technique."

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Italy has some of the oldest wine production methods in the world and almost every part of the country is planted under vine. From the Alps in the north to the very southernmost parts of Sicily where Africa is almost in sight, wine is successfully cultivated. In addition to the latitude covered, Italy's many mountains and hills provide a plethora of altitudes for grape growing in various soils and micro-climates. The extensive coastlines along the peninsula that is Italy provide maritime climates for the coastal wine-growing areas. Over 350 grape varieties are 'authorised' in Italy, though up to 550 varieties are thought to be grown.

The classification system of Italian wines has four classes, with the intention of defining a wine's origin a quality. Two of these classes are table wines, whilst DOC and DOCG fall under the EU quality wine produced in a specific region category. Vino da Tavola (VDT) means that the wine comes from Italy. Most of these wines are generally basic table wines that are consumed domestically. Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) denotes a more specific region within Italy, and the resultant will be of higher quality than simple table wines, but won't conform to the rules required for higher certification. Both Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) are regionally more specific than IGT, and have stricter rules regarding the grape varieties grown, yields per hectare, minimum alcohol levels and so on. The major difference between DOC and DOCG is that the latter has to undergo a blind-tasting session to ensure the highest quality is achieved. Italy has 32 DOCG appelations, 311 DOC appelations and 120 IGT zones.

Key regions include Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Veneto, Sicily and Sardinia. Common white varieties grown are Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano and Moscato. The red varieties grown the most are Sangiovese, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Nero d'Avola and Corvina.

Italy Multi Regional

Italy is home to a large number of grape varieties, produces massive amounts of wines across many regions, and creates a wide array of wine styles. Many of these wines are subject to Italian wine laws that put restrictions on the sourcing of fruit for wines, levels and amounts of fruit and wine for blending, and even allowable grape varieties in wines and blends. Some geographical indications (GIs) are common to all Italian wine regions: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) wines and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) wines. The Italian term for PDO wines is Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP), but you will often see the more traditional terms of Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) on Italian wine labels. DOC wines must adhere to geographical boundaries and restrictions on grape varieties and production practices. DOCG wines must not only meet DOC requirements, but also must be bottled in the area of production and undergo a government tasting. The Italian term for PGI wines is Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP), but you may also see Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) on a label.

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About the brand Farnese Vini

Farnese Vini might be a young winery compared to others in southern Italy, but in only a relatively short time it has carved a reputation for itself around the globe and earned a number of international awards for its wines.

Established in 1994, the focus at Farnese Vino extends from Abruzzo to Campania, Basilicata, Sicily and Puglia, with the commitment to producing high quality wines at accessible prices that please the palate of the most discerning drinkers around the world.

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