Casalfarneto is a winery located in the township (‘comune’) of Serra San Quirico in Ancona (AN) province in the Marche region of Italy. It makes wine under the Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva denomination.

Owner | The Togni family since 2005. The estate was originally founded in 1995 by Danilo Solustri and three partners. Danilo Salustri is still involved here.

The name | Casal means dwelling, Farneto refers to the local oak trees.

Staff | From 2012 Franco Bernabei has consulted.

Vineyards | 60 hectares (150 acres) of land of which 32 hectares (80 acres) of vines.

Sparkling wines

Primo

Organic Wines

IGT Marche Passerina, Frida | 100% Passerina. Dry white. Organic.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico, Diego | Organic.

White wines

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, Fontavecchia | A good exmaple of entry level Verdicchio.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC, Grancasale | From vines in Sera di Conti. 35o-400 metres. 6.2-7.4 miles (10-12km) from the Adriatic. 2001 Lots of colour as pressed/fermented in rotary fermenter which sems odd for a white. Weighty, lacks a bit of focus (at the Le Busche Restaurant on Friday evening 6th June 2003). | 2006 Aged in the grotto di Frassassi. 98% humidity, 12ºC temperature. Simple, satisfying honey-butter (on Sunday 04th September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi). | 2008 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 13.5%. 100% stainless steel. Licorice nose, soft mid-palate (on Sunday 04th September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi). | 2013 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 13% alcohol. 10-11,000 bottles. Slightly late harvest. 14 days later than rest of their wines. Hand picked. Cryomaceration. Aged in large oak. Almond, very good acid, nice twist of licorice (on Saturday 03rd September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi).

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG Classico, Crisio | Flagship. From SW-facing vines in the Serra de’ Conti. Sandy. Picked in stages. | 2009 debut. | 2012 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOCG Classico Riserva 13.5%. 6m in oak. No MLF. Picked in 3 stages. Lovely acidity, Burgundian creaminess and texture on Saturday 03rd September 2016 at the Palazzo Honorati-Carotti in Jesi. | 2013 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOCG Classico Riserva 50% early harvest (high acid). 50% barrel fermented. Good oaky style (in Jesi, at Collisioni 02 Sep 2017). | 2015 Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva. 100% Verdicchio. 13% alc. 2,7g/l residual sugar. A ripe, round, crowd-pleasing style with lovely acidity, Burgundian creaminess and texture, lightly tropical fruit with a savoury, clear and intense aftertaste. 

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Passito, Ikon

Red wines

IGT Marche Rosso, Merago

Contact

Casalfarneto, Via Farneto, 16

I-60030 Serra di Conti (AN = Ancona), Italy

Tel+39 0731.889001 | www.casalfarneto.it