The history of the Frescobaldi family in Tuscany is often the history of Tuscany itself; tradition and roots go back as far as 1300, when Dino Frescobaldi, Dante Alighieri’s poet friend, gave him back the first seven cantos of the Divine Comedy, thus allowing him to complete the work. More or less in the same period the family acquires some estates in Chianti starting to produce and market wine. Many centuries later, around 1855, it was they who planted some international vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay right here in Tuscany. 1900 was a century of great revolution for Italian agriculture and consequently also for the company; production methods were innovated and new possessions were acquired thanks to the wise guidance of Vittorio, Ferdinando and Leonardo Frescobaldi. Today the baton has passed to Lamberto Frescobaldi, a member of the thirtieth generation of the family, who, thanks to the knowledge acquired, manages the family assets. Castello di Pomino dates back to the 1500s and stands at an altitude of 500-700 m a.s.l., a height which is usually difficult to find in the hills of central Tuscany and which allows strong day-night temperature variations suitable for the cultivation of white grape varieties and Pinot noir.
Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) 90%
Other red grape varieties 10%
Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (max 26°C). The refinement is 24 months in oak barrels.
Intense ruby red colour. On the nose, a complex bouquet of flowers and red fruits such as sour cherries, black cherries together with aromatic herbs (sage and lavender). On the palate there is a good silky tannin, fresh and acid, the hints of fruit perceived by the olfactory tasting remain.
Excellent with second courses based on red meat and game.