Hardly any winery impresses as much with its excellent price-performance ratio for high-quality wines as Farnese Vini from Ortona in southern Italy. The secret of the enormous quality lies in the soil, which makes it easy for the winery to achieve the highest quality. Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily – the list of growing regions of the noble grape varieties for the white and red wines from Italy is notable, as well as palatable.
Farnese Vini was a young company that, in just a few years, has become the leading export company in the South of Italy with a production of over 24 million bottles. These amazing results are certainly due to a careful policy always in search of high quality and new marketing strategies. Farnese’s success is not only about remarkable numbers; much of the company’s reputation comes from the many awards achieved in Italy and abroad.
The group has two wineries on the island of Sicily: Cantine Cellaro and Vignetti Zabù. Both are located in Sambuca di Sicilia and produce Sicilia IGT red and white wines from native and international varieties including Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Grillo, Zibibbo, Nero d’Avola and Nerello Mascalese.
The great success of Farnese’s productive and commercial system has been expanded from Abruzzo to Puglia, Campania, Basilicata, Sicily and Tuscany, maintaining the main objective of producing high quality wines that are able to meet the expectations of the most demanding clients. In the future strategies of Farnese Group, southern Italy will play an increasingly important role because it can undoubtedly produce wines with an excellent quality-price ratio.
France > Bourgogne, Wine Spectator 90, Wine Enthusiast 89, Vinos / Antonio Galloni 89, Wine Searcher Average rating 89
A clear, brilliant ruby color. Lively raspberry nuances. Gentle, deep sweetness comes out over time. Less voluminous, but nicely organized. KH-17/20
The list is not 2019, but all of the wineries have evolved remarkably in these years.
Malescot Saint Exupery
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Château Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Lynch Bages
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande
Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Chateau Clinet, Pomerol
Château La Conseillante, Pomerol
The Chateau Lafleur
Vieux Château Certan
Château Canon La Gaffelière – Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg
Château Cheval Blanc
Château La Gaffelière
Château La Mondotte
Chateau Larcis Ducasse
Château Pavie Macquin
Château Troplong Mondot
Chateau Calon Segur
Château Capbern Gasqueton
Château Meyney [Officiel]
Château Léoville Las Cases & Domaines Delon
Château Léoville Poyferré –
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France > Bourgogne , Wine Searcher Average rating 89
Jean-Marie Fourrier, who trained at Henri Jayer, releases this brand by Negociants, but it’s not only brand in the Domaine’s quority. The wines are made with the same attention to detail as Domaine wines, with no more than 30% of the total made. This wine is not too much acidity, tastes juicy. Pinot Noir, but the tannins are astringent and dense. Normally they make wine by destemming, but this label is made by whole bunch fermentation. Hence the scent of blue grass, more structure and the power. KH-17/20