Castello di Nipozzano

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The ancient defensive stronghold of Florence from the year 1000, the castle of Nipozzano is the most celebrated and historic property of the Frescobaldi family. According to popular belief Nipozzano means “without a well” - testimony to the area's lack of water and ideal circumstances for the cultivation of grapevines. The first documentation about the renowned wines of Nipozzano dates from the Renaissance when great artists such as Donatello and Michelozzo Michelozzi regularly purchased wine from the estate. A unique feature of the territory is attributed to the foresight of an ancestor of the Frescobaldi family who, in 1855 invested 1,000 florins to begin the cultivation of varieties previously unknown in Tuscany such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. After more than a century of patient care, these magnificent vines produce the great wine of the estate, Mormoreto.

THE TERROIR OF NIPOZZANO

The castle of Nipozzano and the winery are found east of Florence in the heart of the prestigious territory of Chianti Rufina on the mountainous side that overlooks the valley of the river Arno. Thanks to the perfect balance of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, the varietes 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, an extraordinary terroir where the breezes that sweep across the vines create a 'murmur' among the leaves, a characteristic that inspired the name of the vineyard and of the wine.

Wines of the estate

 

 

 

 

 

WINES OF UNIQUE CHARACTER

 

Nipozzano Riserva: A historic Frescobaldi wine that dates back to 1864. The yardstick of Chianti Riserva; vibrant personality and excellent quality have made it celebrated all over the world.

Nipozzano Vecchie Viti: this wine originates from the oldest vines of Castello di Nipozzano, endowed with deep root systems. Of great complexity and harmony, this reserve wine is refined for 24 months in oak barrels according to ancient Tuscan tradition.

Montesodi Riserva: first produced in 1974 from a single vineyard bearing the same name. This is considered the first Cru of Chianti Rufina, produced from pure Sangiovese.

Mormoreto: a noble Cru born of the first vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot cultivated in Tuscany in 1855. An expression from a single vineyard, it creates emotions through its elegance, powerful harmony and great longevity.

 

Watch the video of Castello di NipozzanoVia di Nipozzano, Nipozzano, Pelago, 50060 (Florence) - Phone: 055 8311050 Map GPS: Latitude N 43 47.091 - Longitude E 11 28.297


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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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Nipozzano
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.
Pomino
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.
Castelgiocondo
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.
Castiglioni
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.
Ammiraglia
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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