Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Pinot Nero 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £152.44
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Pinot Nero 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Frescobaldi
Tasting notes - An explosion of fruity aromas; a prevalence of cassis and dark, ripe cherry is followed by delicate hints of chocolate. Smooth on the palate, with vibrant red berried notes, combined with hints of liquorice and intriguing notes of Mediterranean herbs such as thyme. Long and persistent on the finish.
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A perfumed wine with a delicate fragrance of dark cherry and cranberry interwoven with cinammon and floral notes of sweet violets combined with a hint of leafiness on the finish.
Castello Pomino is the hidden gem of Toscana. Pomino DOC is the highest appellation in Tuscany, with intense sunshine and wide temperature ranges and only one other producer makes wine from this tiny appellation. The wine-making story began in Pomino in the 16th century, but it was in the mid 1800s that Leonia degli Albizzi, wife of Angiolo Frescobaldi brought about significant innovation. Born in Burgundy, she boldly cultivated Chardonnay and Pinot Nero at this high altitude and built the first gravity-fed winery. The vines thrived and the elegant Pomino wines were produced to wide acclaim, first receiving the gold medal at the Paris Expo of 1878. These stylish wines still have a wonderful luminosity, minerality and finesse to this day.
Pomino DOC is the only Pinot Nero DOC wine made in Tuscany. The vineyard is located at Castello di Pomino, located in the Apennine Mountains to the east of Florence set in a charming landscape of chestnut and fir trees. The vineyards, placed at the highest altitudes in Tuscany at 737 metres above sea level, enjoy a fresh and well ventilated microclimate. In 1855 grape varieties that were unusual at the time were introduced - such as Pinot Nero. After 150 years, this variety has found its ideal habitat and produces wine of extraordinary finesse, elegance and minerality.
The grapes were hand harvested and then macerated on the skins for 23 days. Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation was complete, malolactic fermentation took place which resulted in a softer more opulent texture. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques of varying ages, followed by a further four months in bottle, prior to release.
An explosion of fruity aromas; a prevalence of cassis and dark, ripe cherry is followed by delicate hints of chocolate. Smooth on the palate, with vibrant red berried notes, combined with hints of liquorice and intriguing notes of Mediterranean herbs such as thyme. Long and persistent on the finish.
Pasta with a meat sauce, rich stews or aged Pecorino.
Pinot Nero 100%
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