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.
The production method involves the use of hand-selected olives and cold pressing within a few hours of harvesting, to guarantee maximum freshness and preserve all the nutrients.
The flavor is intense and complex, with notes of fresh grass, ripe tomato and toasted almonds. The aroma is fruity and spicy, with a slight hint of pepper. The flavor is strong and spicy, but at the same time delicate and harmonious, with a perfect balance between bitter and spicy.
Excellent accompaniment for bread, thanks to its intense and complex flavour. It can also be used for the preparation of sauces and condiments, to enrich the flavor of simple dishes or for the preparation of gourmet dishes.