This barrique aged white wine is elegant and distinctive. With a nose offering a rich array of aromas - floral scents, candied orange peel, dried fruit, white pepper and delicate toasted notes, on the palate it is pleasingly luscious, beautifully balanced and long on the finish.
The Frescobaldi family have been producing wines for over 700 years - and exporting for nearly 500 years. They first shipped wine to England in 1517. Their first customer was King Henry VIII. The family are major vineyard owners, with a great reputation for producing the highest quality wines. They own much of the best vine-growing land in Tuscany. The three most prestigious Frescobaldi estates are Castel Giocondo in Montalcino, Castello di Nipozzano in Chianti Rufina and Castiglioni in.. read more
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 was carried out for the majority softening the mouthfeel. The wine was matured in new and one year French barriques for 10 months with a further four months in bottle, prior to release.