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The story of a vine whose thirst can never be quenched
According to popular belief, Nipozzano means "senza pozzo," or ”without a well” and refers to the areas east of Florence that were, and still are, lacking in available water. In fact, the only well to ever grace the land was born of great effort, specifically to service the area’s only castle. Though this absence of water prevented the cultivation of many crops, it attracted the interest of savvy vintners who knew just how favourable those conditions were for this particular vine. The wine of Nipozzano became famous, known to fill the glasses of 15th century Renaissance masters like Donatello and Brunelleschi. To this day, owing to the care of the Frescobaldi family, this land continues to have splendid vineyards, one solitary well, and, of course, great wines. 
The story of a vine whose thirst can never be quenched
The wine made famous by a grand marriage
In the mid-19th century, Leonia degli Albizi, the last heir of that ancient family, married Angiolo Frescobaldi in Florence. That marriage testified to a centuries-long alliance between the two dynasties. The front label of Nipozzano Riserva in fact still bears the Albizzi coat-of-arms: the two concentric circles in the centre symbolise the tool used to card wool, for the Albizzi family had made its fortune in the Arte della Lana, one of Florence’s Major Guilds. Beneath the coat-of-arms, on the other hand, is the cross of the Order of St. Stephen, an ancient papal order of knights. 
The wine made famous by a grand marriage

The Meaning behind the Label

The label of Nipozzano Riserva has a long history that dates from the middle of the 1800s. The central coat of arms of the Florentine Albizi family recalls the wedding of its last heir, Leonia, to Angiolo Frescobaldi; an association that united two great families. In the middle of the coat of arms, two concentric circles symbolize the instrument used for carding wool, one of the major ancient Florentine guilds, which the Albizi used to make its fortune. Above the family crest is the noble crown, while the eight pointed cross represents membership in the ancient chivalric order of Santo Stefano, founded by the Pope. Finally, the ancient motto “Post Deum” appears in the coat of arms to remind everyone that God played the central role.

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Nipozzano Riserva

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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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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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