The Pomino Bianco Riserva “Benefizio” Frescobaldi fermentation took place in 50% new and 50% in one year French barriques and lasted for 30 days with “bâtonnage” adding texture and complexity to the final wine. Part of the must was macerated for 12 hours at 5°C. Malolactic fermentation wascarried out for the majority softening the mouthfeel. The Pomino Bianco Riserva “Benefizio” Frescobaldi was matured in new and one year French barriques for 10 months with a further four months in bottle, prior to release.
The castle of Pomino is found in the Apennine mountains to the east of Florence. Its vineyards are the highest in Tuscany, up to 737 metres, and enjoy a fresh and wellventilated microclimate. The Frescobaldi family planted Chardonnay and Pinot Nero here in 1855. The vines are grown in a sandy soil with strong presence of stones,which is rich in mineral elements and very well drained. After a century and a half, these varieties have found their ideal habitat and produce wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and minerality.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.