700 YEARS OF WINE HISTORY
A Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines in five estates in Tuscany, and a quality distribution network worldwide...
Castello di Nipozzano
Castello di Pomino
Tenuta di Castelgiocondo
Tenuta di Castiglioni
Wines with 700 years of Tuscany
The wines of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi come from 700 years of passion, experience, ability and love for a select territory which has become the ideal cradle for the highest quality wines.
From the Chianti region to that of Pomino DOC, from Montalcino to Maremma one finds the estates and splendid vineyards of Frescobaldi, where the perfect understanding of the environment and uniqueness of terroir brings a guarantee of constant quality and wines of distinctive personality.
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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.