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LUXURY WINES

PAST AND PRESENT: WINEMAKERS AND LUXURY

Fine wine has to excite and stir emotions and Frescobaldi, which has been making wine for 700 years, considers this vitally important. Yet this sense of excitement does not just come from the tasting of a wine and the sensory experience it provides. Behind every fine wine, there must also be a story to tell. By bringing storytelling and delicious taste sensations together, the wine reveals its full character to the passionate enthusiasts who drink it.

Another essential element for any fine wine is the ability to faithfully reflect the qualities and characteristics typical of its land of origin. Each Frescobaldi estate is a unique representation of this region, with its own identity, history and character. Together, they share a common spirit and purpose: to showcase the very best of Tuscany and represent the Frescobaldi family’s values. Considered highly prestigious, wines from the Frescobaldi estates are small luxuries to enjoy during life’s special moments. Blending tradition and innovation, they are always made with the utmost respect for the land, with the added aim of making the most of the vineyard’s grapes.

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The four historic estates are: Castello Nipozzano in the Chianti Rùfina sub-zone, Castello Pomino in the Florentine Apennines, CastelGiocondo in Montalcino and the Castiglioni estate located in the Florentine hills. The Ammiraglia estate—located at the heart of the Maremma wine region in Tuscany—opened in 2011, and the new Perano estate in Chianti Classico opened in 2019. From the Chianti region to the Pomino DOC zone, from Montalcino to Maremma, and from the Apennine mountains to the sea: seven-hundred years have been dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. Frescobaldi’s fine crus—considered luxury wines by critics—embody their land of origin.

Born from the 1983 harvest, Mormoreto is a fine wine from the vineyard of the same name, located at the Castello Nipozzano estate. Over time, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese grapes have developed a perfect bond with the land, ultimately bringing out its unique character. It is a deep, opulent and highly refined wine that lasts. Mormoreto is an exquisite cru that stems from a limited and exclusive production area, available in limited quantities and cherished by connoisseurs and collectors alike.

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Born in 1974, Montesodi is a cru that is only made during the best harvest years from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Montesodi vineyard. 400 metres above sea level, the Montesodi vineyard has always been considered the estate’s best area for growing Sangiovese grapes. The result is an exquisite and intense wine with tremendous aromas and a sophisticated flavour that lingers for a long time on your palate.

To create Ripe al Convento, Sangiovese grapes are carefully selected from the vineyard, where every element needed to bring out the qualities of this ancient variety is carefully maintained: the perfect altitude, soils that drain well and south-western exposure. Elegant and highly refined, this exquisite and well-balanced wine boasts tremendous structure and intense aromas. The result of a careful selection process that begins in the vineyard and continues in the cellars—resulting in a well-defined wine with bold character—Ripe al Convento di CastelGiocondo is truly luxurious.

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An exceptional Super Tuscan blend, Lamaione is an outstanding wine from the CastelGiocondo estate, made from Merlot grapes grown in the 12-hectare Lamaione vineyard, planted in 1976 and situated 300 m above sea level.

Giramonte was born in 1999 and comes from the Castiglioni estate; the oldest one owned by the Frescobaldi family. It is a most rare and exclusive cru. The characteristics of the soils, perfect micro-climate and meticulous selection process guarantee outstanding quality with each successive harvest. The result is a rich, silky and highly intense wine that lingers for a long time on the palate.

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A highly elegant cru full of character, Pomino Benefizio Riserva is incredibly rich in its scents and aromas. Born in 1973 and made from Chardonnay grapes harvested from the vineyard of the same name (located 700 metres above sea level), this was the first Italian white to be fermented in a barrique.