CANTINA SOCIALE FRENTANA, Rocca San Giovanni
A cooperative winery that guides the efforts of about 500 small growers, with the majority farming organically. The winery itself has invested in state of the art equipment and the driving ethos is one of progress, quality and respect for the land.
A viticulturist looks after the vineyards all year long, providing advice for the growers so that they can optimize pruning, spraying, soil and canopy management, timing for harvest etc, with a strong focus on low environmental impact and sustainability. A significant part of the vineyards have been farmed organically over many years, and the first certified organic wines were produced with the 2011 vintage.
The ‘Frentano’ has ripe plum and prune fruit and warm leathery spice on the nose, leading through to a dry, medium-bodied palate. The freshness and fruitiness of the Montepulciano grape has been accentuated by fermentation and maturation in stainless steel only and the palate shows round, ripe dark fruits with a hint of clean earthiness and a lip-smackingly refreshing acidity right through the finish. Consistently brilliant value, this is one of our best-sellers.