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Casalfarneto

Marche

About the Winery

Casalfarneto is a family owned, independent wine producer. With its 35 hectares of vineyard, CasalFarneto combines technology, tradition and sustainability to produce wines of excellence. Under the shade of "Farneto oaks", from which the Estate gets its name, the farmhouse boasts the cultivation of white and red grapes with particular focus on the Verdicchio, producing 10 different wines from it (from charmat to champenois, to stainless steel, cryomacerated, riserva, botrytis, passito).

Casalfarneto Wine Estate is located in the center of Le Marche, amongst the hills of Ancona province at the border with two well-known valleys: Valmisa and Vallesina. The latter, known for its small historical villages around the city of Jesi, is the ideal area for Verdicchio, a DOC white wine, praised by oenologists and sommeliers for its tasteful character. The company was founded in 1995 by Danilo Solustri, and a new winery was built in 2005. A few years later, the winery began to receive recognition from top publications such as Vinous, Gambero Rosso, Bibenda and others. In 2018 Paolo Togni, a local businessman, decided to step out from the Togni Group and concentrate on the development of Casalfarneto winery.

Marche

Ancient Romans loved the wine from Picenum, what is now Marche, and fossils show that wine has been produced there since the Iron Age. In addition to being a wonderful, peaceful place, located between the Apennine Mountains to the West and the Adriatic Sea to the East, the region has a hilly landscape, with small, fortified medieval towns, castles and monasteries located on each hilltop. It was the white Verdicchio wine, with its green amphora-shaped bottles, which put Marche on the wine map a few decades ago. The wine must have something magical properties because, according to legend, it was the Verdicchio which gave the Alaric soldiers courage to cross the Apennines and invade Rome.

Vineyard(s)
Our vineyards are between 270-350 meters a.s.l. and are located on the municipality of Serra de’ Conti on the right side of the river Misa, on the northern side of the appellation, 15 km away from the Appennines mountains and 30 km from the Adriatic sea. The river valley is open towards the sea, allowing constant mountain/sea ventilation day and night, which increase freshness and aromatic profile also on warm summers, and brings healthier grapes. The soil surface is medium dense, tendentiously loose texture, two meters below ground we find a deep layer of clay. The vineyard has North-East exposure.
Ratings & Reviews
Title
Item
Vintage
Publication
Score
Review
Casalfarneto
Verdicchio Spumante Brut 'Primo'
NV
90
The NV Brut Spumante Verdicchio Primo is sweetly seductive with a bouquet that shows peach preserves, exotic spice and vanilla cream. This washes across the palate with silken bubbles giving way to ripe orchard fruits and pretty inner florals. The Brut Primo lingers long yet maintains remarkable freshness. While a bit heady at times, I can't deny how much of a pleasure this is to taste. Drinking window: 2022-2025
Casalfarneto
Verdicchio Spumante Brut 'Primo'
NV
88
Bright acidity and a lively bead drive this light-footed sparkler, with McIntosh apple and candied lemon zest notes underscored by subtle hints of smoked almond and pastry that add richness to the clean finish.​
Casalfarneto
Vermouth Bianco
NV
95
Casalfarneto
Vermouth Bianco
NV
93
REVIEW COMING MARCH 2024
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