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Lamberto Frescobaldi


Lamberto Frescobaldi, born in Florence on June 27, 1963, represents the thirtieth generation of this renowned Tuscan winegrowing family. His lifework has been the rivitalisation of the production and financial performance of the family’s notable portfolio of agricultural estates. 

He showed an obvious enthusiasm for agriculture even in his childhood, spending long periods of time in the countryside around Pelago (Florence), and began his activities in the family business quite early. During his summers, he gained the valuable experience that reinforced his passionate commitment to agriculture and led to his decision to dedicate himself totally to this centuries-old Tuscan tradition. 

Lamberto began his agriculture studies at the University of Florence in 1983. He then transferred for 2 years to the University of California, Davis, one of the best schools in the world for viticulture and enology, where he specialized in viticulture and was graduated in June 1987.

 In 1988 and 1989 he attended courses of the 130th Allievi Ufficiali di Complemento di Artiglieria, the training program for the Carabinieri, and became an Officer of that arm of the Italian police force. His official duties in the family business commenced in 1989 when he took on the responsibility of vineyard investments and helped to expand the holdings of the family’s various Tuscan estates to include 1,200 hectares.

In 1995, after the establishment of the first Italian-American joint-venture partnership, known as ‘Luce della Vita’, Lamberto directed its winemaking, along with Tim Mondavi. 

In 2000, he was named Managing Director of Conti Attems S.r.l., one of Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s leading producers of white wine, and the first investment outside of Tuscany. 

In 2005, he assumed the position of Managing Director of Tenute di Castelgiocondo and Luce della Vite, one of the most prestigious producers of Brunello di Montalcino. Since February 2002, he has served as President of the Società Vigneti di Nugola S.r.l. (Livorno) the result of a joint-venture between the Marchi and Frescobaldi families. 

He was nominated in 2007 to the Accademico dei Georgofili, an institution begun in the 18th century that aims to contribute to the advancement of the sciences and their application to agriculture, environmental protection, and the development of the rural world. In the same year he became Vice President of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Società Agricola S.r.l. with responsibilities in production and land management. 

Since August of 2012 he has collaborated with the Penal Institute of Gorgona Island (Livorno) on the development of a winemaking venture with direct involvement of the detainees. Lamberto Frescobaldi was appointed as President of the Board of Directors of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi in June 2013. He is an avid alpine skier and enjoys riding enduro motorcycles. He married Eleonora Nesi in 1991, and they have three children, Vittorio (1992), Leonia (1994), and Carlo (1999), to whom he dedicates his free time.

Estate wines in Tuscany

The Frescobaldi Estates are located in some of the most highly praised and famous areas of Tuscany: Chianti Rufina, Montalcino, Pomino, Colli Fiorentini and Maremma Toscana.
Each estate has an independent production with its own dedicated personnel and agronomists.

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Castello di Nipozzano
Thanks to the perfect balance of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, the different varietals enjoy ideal conditions for perfect growth, and produce wines of harmonious character and great longevity. The vineyard of Mormoreto is the best example of the exclusive marriage of nature and the work of man.
Castello di Pomino
Its vineyards are placed at the highest altitudes in Tuscany, up to 737 metres, and enjoy a fresh and well-ventilated microclimate. Here, in 1855 grape varieties were introduced that were unusual at that time such as Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. After a century and a half, these varieties have found their ideal habitat and produce wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and minerality.
Castel Giocondo
The vineyards are found at the perfect altitude between 300 and 400 metres with well-drained soils and sunny, favorable southwest exposure. In the vineyards extreme care is given to the vines. High density and low production make a great Brunello of elegant texture and marvelous longevity.
Tenuta di Castiglioni
The fertile and varied soils are composed of both rock and clay, ideal conditions for the cultivation of the elegant Sangiovese, as well as for the robust and vivacious Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All of the vineyards on the estate enjoy a warm and dry microclimate with afternoon breezes that arrive from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia
The estate is located in Magliano in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany, its vineyards painting evocative geometric patterns in the hills leading to the Tyrrhenian coast. In this area the amount of sun and reflected light reach the highest levels and together with the marine breezes create particularly favourable growing conditions.
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