Fazi Battaglia is an historical winery from the Marche region, founded in 1949 in the Castelli di Jesi Classico Area, located 50 kilometres southwest of Italy’s Adriatic naval capital, Ancona. Francesco Angelini, one of Italy’s most successful entrepreneurs, took over himself the winery shortly after, and his skills as a multifaceted entrepreneur, coupled with a passion for the countryside and the continuous search for high quality, led him to plant the first Verdicchio estate vineyards and brought Fazi Battaglia to become the leading winery of the region. Today Fazi Battaglia’s estate has increased to include 280 hectares under vine among the Marche region’s most spectacular landscape dived in 12 different single vineyards and supervised by the chief agronomist Mirco Pompili. The cellar is guided by the wine maker Dino Porfiri and is located in Castelplanio. It is a perfect combination of the typical traditional methods and the most modern and innovating techniques.
Since 1990, founder’s grand daughther, Maria Luisa Sparaco, together with the 4th family generation Luca, Barbara and Chiara Giannotti, manage the winery and launched an important experimental phase concerning the growing and wine-making techniques of Verdicchio and Sangiovese vines, helped by the important staff of technicians in Fazi Battaglia and in collaboration with the leading industry figures, universities, and independent consultants.
Fazi Battaglia has a vast and important collection of products that includes principally a range of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Superiore and Riserva and an assortment of Rosso Conero and Sangiovese. Thanks to the passion, the skill, and the constant efforts made by the family proprietors and by the entire staff, Fazi Battaglia won many important global recognitions and awards for its product line.
Its most popular product remain the Titulus, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico made in 1953 when, in order to personalize its extraordinary production, Fazi Battaglia announced a national competition, to create a new bottle inspired by the ancient Etruscan amphora. The winner, Antonio Maiocchi, created the acclaimed Fazi Battaglia emerald green “amphora”, recognized throughout the world as the icon of Verdicchio. It is one of the most typical and well done expression of this grape, with its minerality, freshness, and pleasant bitter almond finish, ideal to be matched with seafood, fresh fish and sushi plates.