Tenuta di Castiglioni

A STORY TO SHARE

Property of the family since the 11th century, Castiglioni is the point of origin of wine production for the Frescobaldis. Documentation indicates that wines were being produced here as early as 1300. The estate extends along the ancient Via di Castiglioni, built by the Romans to unify northern Tuscany and Rome. The area was already famous in those times for the quality of its agricultural harvests and was for centuries at the center of heavy trade traffic and chosen as the site for luxury Roman villas. The coat of arms of the Frescobaldi family, with the crown, the shield and three fortresses, represents Castiglioni as well, in remembrance and recognition of the 700 years of wine-making history which began here at this very estate.

THE TERROIR OF CASTIGLIONI

Castiglioni is placed among the hills to the southwest of Florence in Val di Pesa. 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. Here the grapes mature more rapidly and completely giving the wines notes of intense fruitiness, a marked smoothness and a refined structure.

Wines of the estate

WINES OF UNIQUE CHARACTER

Saltagrilli: a rosè of character, intense and assertive aromas.

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni: from the most ancient property of the family, a contemporary expression of Tuscany. The cool soils and warm, ventilated climate favour a perfect maturation and make this a rich and smooth wine with intense notes of fruit.

Giramonte: from the best Merlot vineyard of the Frescobaldi family, in the heart of the most storied family estates. A powerful, fascinating wine, with great longevity, produced only in a very limited quantity.

  

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Via di Castiglioni, 56 - 50025 Montespertoli (Florence) - Tel. 0571 671387 Map
GPS: Latitude N 43.696331 - Longitude E 11.07516

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Pomino Nipozzano Castiglioni Castegiocondo Ammiraglia

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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.
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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