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 family’s notable portfolio of agricultural estates, from the point of view both of their products as well as of their financial performance.

Lamberto showed an obvious enthusiasm for agriculture even in his childhood, spending long periods of time in the countryside around Pelago, 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.

In 1987, after earning his degree in Crop Sciences at the University of Florence, he took up advanced studies in Viticulture at the University of California at Davis, California, one of the world’s premier institutes for viticulture and oenology.

His official duties in the family business commenced in 1989, and four years later, in November 1993, his uncle Carlo Marchi entrusted him with the directorship of the venerable I Collazzi tenuta near Florence, celebrated for its unique beauty and for the remarkably high quality of its wines.

In 1995, after the establishment of the first Italian joint-venture partnership, Luce della Vita, Lamberto directed its winemaking, along with Tim Mondavi, and in 2000, he was named Managing Director of Conti Attems S.r.l., one of Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s leading producers of white wine, which the family had acquired.

In 2005, he assumed the position of Managing Director of the Tenute di Castelgiocondo in Montalcino, one of the most prestigious producers of Brunello, and soon after became President of both Tenute di Castelgiocondo and of the Luce della Vite.

Since February 2002, he has served as President of the Società Vigneti di Nugola S.r.l., an innovative wine estate on the Tuscan coast, fruit of a joint venture between the Marchi and Frescobaldi families. More recently, he has served since September 2007, as Vice President of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Società Agricola Srl, with special responsibility for overall production and for land and resources management.

Lamberto is an avid mountain skier and practitioner of moto tours in Africa. 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.

Lamberto Frescobaldi was appointed in June 2013: President of the Board of Directors of the company for the next three years.

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.
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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