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. The Ammiraglia estate is located in Magliano in Toscana, in the Maremma area. It was designed thanks to the skills of Piero Sartogo and is one of the most innovative estates of the family and a place of design and architectural style, as well as obviously the perfect integration with the surrounding environment and the agriculture of the area.
The grapes are transported to the cellar and to the premises of the estate immediately after the harvest, still fresh and intact. The secret of this product is the extremely soft pressing of the grapes in the absence of oxygen; this allows the freshness and integrity of the aromas to remain perfectly intact. The wine then ferments in stainless steel containers and undergoes a short refinement of 4 months on the fine lees before the actual bottling. After a month in the bottle, the wine is ready to be placed on the market.
It has a peach blossom pink color. The nose immediately perceives notes of peach and peach blossom, mandarin, rose petals and a reference to black pepper and marine notes. On the palate it is soft, enveloping, characterized by an extraordinary freshness and savory notes.
Alìe Frescobaldi is perfect as an aperitif on a warm summer/spring evening. Perfectly balanced between freshness and aromas, it goes perfectly with dishes based on delicate fish and tomato, or with platters of mixed cold cuts and delicate and creamy cheeses.