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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.
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.
The Estate’s land, located in the most ancient and historical area of Verdicchio Classico, covers 60 acres, 28 of which are farmed organically and dedicated to the well-known white wine of “Castelli di Jesi.” Furthermore, Casalfarneto production includes seven acres of red grape vineyards with a variety ranging from Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot – all estate grown.
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