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2015 Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni 17

2015 Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni 17

99 Points - Luca Maroni
No. 1 Greatest Wine of Italy 2020

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  • Described as "A true expression of Southern Italy" by winemaker Valentino Sciotti, the Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni must be one of Italy's most fascinating wines!

    Designed to showcase the best of Italy's native grapes, this immensely popular wine is a blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese sourced from Abruzzo blended with Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera from the south of Puglia.

    It's also a blend of vintages (although this edition is mostly based upon 2017) with the idea to produce the best possible wine from the best possible grapes.

    99 points from Luca Maroni - ‘Best Italian Producer’ 2016, 2017 & 2019
    ‘Gold medals from various competitions
    ‘Best Italian Producer’ Mundus Vini 2017
    The top score from Italy's revered Bibenda guide
    An incredible 4.3 stars from 24,284 Vivino reviewers across all vintages

    The Farnese group owns Gran Sasso, Vesevo, Vigneti Zabu, Vigneti del Salento, Vigneti del Vulture and Tufarello, among others, but this is their flagship winery.

    The vineyards are based in the northern part of the Abruzzo, where ripeness and freshness combine in the wines. Alberto Antonini oversees production, ensuring these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value.

    From five autochtonous (native) grapes - hence the name. The vintage is undeclared on the label. The only numeric indication to appear is a progressive number that is not that of the vintage, merely 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 different regions, Puglia and Abruzzi. Thus, labeling regulations require that this be an officially "non-vintage" wine. "We wanted to prove it was possible to achieve nobility and breed by employing only the incredible range of native grapes our country has to offer," Valentino confides. Mission accomplished. 33% Montepulciano, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Malvasia Nera, 30% Primitivo, and 7% Negroamaro.

  • The project Cinque Autoctoni Edition was born in 1996, when the Farnese Vini began to write the first pages of its history.

    The idea of ​​wine was born during a curious meeting between industry experts: Valentino Sciotti, now managing director of the "Farnese Group", Filippo Baccalaro, chief winemaker of the same group and third generation of Piedmontese winemakers, Hugh Johnson, the most famous journalist of wine in the world, and Jean Marc Sauboua of the third generation of Bordeaux winemakers. In that particular meeting, 18 years ago, Hugh Johnson launched a challenge to the two young winemakers: to create a great wine that would bring the character of "Southern Italy", forged with the best vines of that territory; a wine with the modest name of "table wine", but with the soul of "a great wine", one of those that stand out for their ability to be unique and extraordinarily superior to what the market offers.


    What makes the Farnese Edizione Cinque Autoctoni 17 such a superstar is the sheer complexity of the thing. Here's an Italian red that uses five different indigenous red wine grapes (mainly Montepulciano, Primitivo and Sangiovese) from two different regions (Puglia and Abruzzo). How does it taste? Well, this is one of the richest, blackest, most unctuous reds you could try. Imagine a waterfall of dark, concentrated inky flavours, and tannins for days.

  • Named "Best Producer of Italy" in 2016, 2017 and 2019 by one of the most important sector guides, the "Yearbook of the Best Italian Wines" by Luca Maroni ; elected "Producer of the Year 2017" by the important German wine competition "Mundus Vini" and by the Belgian journalist Alain Bloeykens

  • 99 POINTS


    An absolute masterwork of nature, technique, humanity and pure passion.'


    No. 1 Greatest Wine of Italy 2020 - Luca Maroni Italian Producer of the Year - 2016/17/19 - Luca Maroni 5 Grappoli - Bibenda 2017 (Highest Score Available) 4.3/5 stars from 24,284 Vivino reviewers