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The wines from Tenuta di Frà

The 10 hectares of vines at Tenuta di Frà spread out like a lush green fan.

Seamless. Soft. Gripping. Enthroned in the womb, architecturally reduced.

This is where our full-bodied red and white wines thrive.

Lorenzo

Flavourful, smooth, fresh & well-balanced

Blend of grapes: 100% Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Colour: Brilliant yellow with gold highlights

Smell: Tea leaves, hawthorn, juniper, acacia and white peach

Taste: The fully engaging taste is hearty, flavourful and harmonious, smoothly combining the proper acidity with a tannic undercurrent created by the extended maceration, plus a mildly citrusy aftertaste that develops in surprising fashion over time

Wine pairing: Seafood, fried fish platters, grilled fish, veal with tuna sauce, white meats in general; also proves naturally ideal as an aperitif

  

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Franz

A full array of aromas

Blend of grapes: 100% Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Colour: Brilliant straw yellow with unmistakable gold highlights

Smell: A full array of aromas, wide-ranging and harmonious, with a first impression of juniper flower, yellow peach and lemon rind, leading on to delicate undercurrents of vanilla, ripe fruit, honey and almond, all encased in subtle hints of the sea

Taste: The lengthy wait in the bottle enriches the elegant yet persistent aromatic vein, exalting the full-bodied, complex features of the imposing structure. When first sipped, a finely balanced freshness comes forth, ushering in an enduring, tangy finale of citrus fruit.of citrus fruit

Wine pairing: Smoked hors-d’oeuvres, first courses featuring truffles, baked turbot, salted croaker, breaded and fried lamp chops, roast pork “alla marchigiana” and grilled vegetables

  

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Primo Ballo

Flavourful, smooth, fresh & well-balanced

Blend of grapes: 80% Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, 20% different, regional white wine varieties which grow in the old vineyard

Colour: Yellow with hints of green

Smell: The bouquet introduces itself with scents of yellow peach, apple, tea leaves, juniper and acacia flowers

Taste: Starts in a smooth, highly engaging fashion, with a harmonious freshness and well-balanced tangy undercurrent. The final impression brings out a sweet, satisfying strain of tropical fruit

Wine pairing: Shellfish soup, linguine noodles in clam sauce, rice with scampi, fried fish platter, fried vegetables or steamed chicken breasts; also ideal as an aperitif

  

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Anton

A fine, persistent bead in a dry, delicate, harmonious wine

Blend of grapes: 100% Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Colour: A fine, uniform, persistent bead. Straw yellow colour with green or gilded highlights.

Smell: Delicate fruity notes of almond and white peach mixed with hints of white flowers.

Taste: A full-bodied, delicate, harmonious flavour, pleasingly persistent, concluding with a hint of almond. Lively, but with a well-balanced mix of components.

Wine pairing: Exceptional as an aperitif, it is perfect with dishes of fried fresh vegetables, while its firm but elegant taste is also highly recommended for cold pasta dishes, spaghetti in seafood sauces and fish and shellfish entrées.

  

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Ros' Anna

Well-balanced, smooth, fresh, flavourful & florid

Blend of grapes: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

Colour: Light-hued onion skin

Smell: The lacrima grape’s typical florid aroma, plus scents of meadow rose and violets

Taste: Starts well-balanced and smooth, pleasantly fresh and flavourful, with a likeable floral aftertaste

Wine pairing: Spaghetti in calamari ragout, linguine noodles in sea-urchin sauce, trenette noodles with pesto, stewed swordfish with capers and sweet olives, shellfish stew, hors-d’oeuvres of local cold cuts and lamb shish kabob … as well as a perfect summer wine

  

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Martalie

Pepper, vanilla, cocoa & a persistent final taste

Blend of grapes: 100% Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

Colour: An intense purplish red with mauve shadings

Smell: The lacrima grape’s typical florid aroma, plus scents of meadow rose and violets

Taste: Soft at first taste, moderately tannic and understated, with touches of pepper, vanilla, cocoa and a persistent concluding flavour

Wine pairing: Gnocchi with ragout of wild game, lasagne, and dishes with fish of distinctive flavour

  

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Don Giovanni

Hints of tart cherry, plum, blackberry black pepper & vanilla

Blend of grapes: 100% Montepulciano

Colour: A deep ruby red with purplish highlights

Smell: A firm, unmistakable bouquet that first presents itself as a ripe, fruity taste of tart cherry, plum and blackberry, with delightful hints of cherry preserve, all backed by a vibrant undercurrent of black pepper and vanilla

Taste: Warm and soothing to the palate, the well-tempered tannins lead to a dry, elegant finale which concludes with impeccable persistence and exceptional body

Wine pairing: Feathered game, seasoned cheeses, rare red meat dishes and expertly structured entrées

  

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Donna Frà

Hints of wild berries, chocolate, vanilla & coffee,

Blend of grapes: 100% Merlot

Colour: Deep ruby red

Smell: Hints of liquorice, blackberries and wild cherries, with a touch of tertiary aromas

Taste: Hints of wild berries, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Warm, soft and, at the same time, full-bodied, with very balanced tannins

Wine pairing: Dishes with distinctive tastes, especially those featuring meat

  

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Joy

Pepper, vanilla, cocoa & a persistent final taste

Blend of grapes: 100% Lacrima di Morro d’Alba

Colour: An intense purplish red with mauve shadings

Smell: Delicate floral scents of violas, geraniums and rose petals, with pleasant touches of blackberry

Taste: Soft at first taste, moderately tannic and understated, with a persistent concluding flavour

Wine pairing: Pasta with filling, pasta with rabbit sauce, stuffed capon, plate of mixed boiled meats, medium-aged pecorino cheeses

  

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