The Frescobaldi Family has an illustrious family history dating back over 700 years! The family played a role in recovering the first cantos of the divine comedy to Dante allowing him to continue his work. From the 1400’s to today, they have been producing some of the great wines of the world. Today the Frescobaldi family owns and operates nine estates in Tuscany. The Frescobaldi’s represent the essence of what it means to be a family owned and operated winery.
Creativity and the pursuit of excellence were handed down through the centuries to all the generations of the family. In the 13th century, during the exile of Dante Alighieri, his friend the poet Dino Frescobaldi helped him recover the first seven of the Divine Comedy, thus enabling him to complete the work. In the 17th century, the baroque compositions of the famous musician Girolamo Frescobaldi were disseminated throughout Europe. In a great opening towards the future, in the forebears of the family introduced hitherto unknown vine varietals in Tuscany, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero and Chardonnay.
The 20th century was characterised by the actions of Vittorio, Ferdinando and Leonardo Frescobaldi, who made an important contribution by raising Tuscany to a place of excellence in wine-growing.
Today Lamberto Frescobaldi has taken over, who, with his long technical experience, aims to further strengthen the uniqueness of the wines of each individual estate. Continue reading the story of the Frescobaldi family here.
We are very excited to have Liz Sathe in store for our ‘Why Not Wednesday’ to share the families history and taste through four of their wines – Including their Brunello di Montalcino from Castelgiocondo! Join us from 4-7 pm on April 6th, 2016 to experience the cultivating world of Frescobaldi.
Select wines will be on sale until April 12th, 2016.
Marchesi dè Frescobaldi, Toscana Vermentino Ammiraglia (2014) $24 Sale $18.50
Marchesi dè Frescobaldi, Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Riserva (2012) $24 Sale $18
Marchesi dè Frescobaldi, Chianti Montesodi (2012) $48 Sale $40
Marchesi dè Frescobaldi, Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo (2009) $54 Sale $48