Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Bianco 2019

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Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Bianco 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 90%, Pinot Bianco 10%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

Tasting notes - A delicate and elegant wine with gentle floral aromas combined with fruity notes of sweet Williams pear, apple, grapefruit and fragrant lemon. Perfectly balanced on the palate, with a lovely freshness underpinning the green fruit flavours through to an aromatic and persistent finish. 

Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Bianco 2019

A fresh, balanced and citrussy wine with aromas of
white flowers, apple and candied pear.


Producer Note
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.
Gambero Rosso awarded Frescobaldi with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the
Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and
innovation.


Vintage
Limited rains during the winter resulted in early development of the vines at the
Pomino estate with the buds emerging with the early April warmth. Just two weeks
into April, all of the vines had shoots with a number of offshoots. However, the
following weeks saw temperatures that were well below average, with 2019 having
the coldest and rainiest May of the last 10 years. As a result, flowering was not
particularly early and ended in mid-June. Weather conditions in June saw little
rainfall and high temperatures, which continued into a long, hot growing season.
Positioned at altitudes of up to 700 metres above sea level, the vines benefited from
alternating sunny days and cool nights, which kept the grapes healthy and
balanced until the harvest.


Vineyard
The castle of Pomino is found in the Apennine Mountains to the east of Florence. Its
vineyard is the highest in Tuscany, at altitudes of up to 737 metres above sea level,
and it enjoys a fresh and well-ventilated microclimate. The Frescobaldi family first
planted Chardonnay here in 1855. After a century and a half, this variety has found
its ideal habitat and produces wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and
minerality. The current vines have an average age of 21 years and are grown in
sandy, clay soils of good depth.


Winemaking
As soon as the grapes arrive in the cellar, they, and the resulting must, have the
least contact with oxygen possible. The pressing cycles are chosen to allow for a
gentle extraction of the must. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel vats with
15% in French oak barriques to add subtle complexity, all at controlled temperatures.
At the end of the production process, Pomino Bianco is aged in the bottle for a few
months prior to release.


Tasting Note
A delicate and elegant wine with gentle floral aromas combined with fruity notes of
sweet pear, apple, grapefruit and fragrant lemon. Perfectly balanced on the palate,
with a lovely freshness underpinning the green fruit flavours through to an aromatic
and persistent finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 90%, Pinot Bianco 10%

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