« Cultivation » and « culture » are an inseparable combination in Tuscany. The richness of this region lies in its diversity, in the union between north and south, amalgamating mountains and sea, cities and countrysides, land and the men who work it.
The history of the Frescobaldi family starts over a thousand years ago and it’s a unique and peerless treasure of knowledge and traditions that give wines with their own matchless personality in their six family estates :
- Tenuta Castiglioni in Montespertoli, Chianti And Toscana IGT
- Castello Pomino, Pomino DOC
- Castello Nipozzano, Chianti Rufina and Toscana IGT
- Tenuta Castelgiocondo in Montalcino
- Tenuta Remole in Sieci
- Tenuta Ammiraglia in Magliano, Maremma Toscana DOC and Morellino di Scansano DOCG which I visited this summer.
The Ammiraglia winery, built by the architect Piero Sartogo (from Rome) in 2006, is reminiscent with its modern lines of the prow of a ship pointing towards the sea, in search of a new horizon and the wines represent a modern, more Mediterranean Tuscany, facing seawards in search of this new horizon.
Perfectly integrated amid the Maremma hills and covered with greenery and arborescent plants, it combines the most recent technological advances with respect for the territory and surrounding nature.
The Frescobaldis believe in the potential of these lands (Maremma Toscana, the south of the region), warmed by the sun and mitigated by the sea and its breezes, whose wines are distinguished by the freshness, minerality and richness of the fruit like the Massovivo, a 100% Vermentino aged 4 months in stainless steel or the Rosé Alie from Syrah and Vermentino.
The 2 big reds are the Morellino di Scansano Riserva Pietraregia, from Sangiovese of course, aged for 24 months in small barrels and the great Syrah Ammiraglia.
Articles linked with the Frescobaldis : https://lazazzerawineblog.com/2015/06/15/the-twentieth-time-of-a-unique-wine-1993-2012-a-milestone-tasting-of-luce/