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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‘Cru’ is an overused word in the world of wine; so overused that in the last few decades it has begun to be used even in relation to beers. This use has, in fact, completely distorted the term and confused a majority of the public.
According to Treccani (the Italian equivalent of the Encyclopedia Brittanica), the term ‘cru’ means: “land considered from the point of view of the quality of its products and the qualities that the products take from the land. In particular, in enological terms, the exclusive, defined area of production of a wine; more particularly, a vineyard that is in that area which is able to produce a wine with organoleptic characteristics that are particularly refined and valuable.”
I am not going to talk about the vinification techniques of champagne nor of its history, but about the areas of production and the vines that are cultivated. ..
A vertical tasting means a tasting of the same wine, but of different vintages. And sometimes there are complete vertical tastings, which means all of the vintages ever produced of a particular wine...
How does one knows with any certainty? It sometimes happens that a wine-drinker rejects a bottle, saying that the wine is corked, but then tasting or analysis proves that such is not the case, and that there was probably some other problem, or it was just imagined or that the person wanted to pass himself off as a “wine expert"...
The matter seems quite straightforward, but it isn’t simple at all, since the parameters that must be considered, as usual when one is speaking about wine, are almost endless. Let me mention just a few.
Take a trip with us to discover the ancient Castello di Pomino, the Late Renaissance residence of the family.
Castelgiocondo 2005 and Mormoreto 2008: taste the wines with Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi.
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