Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Pomino Benefizio DOC, Castello di Pomino 2016
One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi's were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing
The grapes were hand harvested from mid September to mid October and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at less than 30C and lasted for 13 days. Each grape variety was kept separate. Maceration lasted for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks immediately after alcoholic fermentation.
Guyot trained vines with an average age of more than 14 years old. Medium to high density planting with 2,800 vines per hectare in the first generation vineyards; 5,000 in the vineyards recently planted.
The nose is light, creamy Chardonnay with undertones of complex fruit, vanilla and a gentle hint of freshness. The buttery flavour with complementing oak gives this wine texture while retaining a crisp and fresh finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Serve chilled to accompany grilled, seared or roasted lobster and scallops, guinea fowl, chicken with a rich sauce, wild mushrooms and white truffles.
Wine Spectator - 90 points
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Pomino DOC