Technical sheet:

Grape Variety: Chardonnay & Pinot Bianco

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Pomino

Alcohol: 12.50%

Vinification: Length of maceration on the skins: none. Malolactic fermentation: partial, just for barrel fermentations

Ageing/Maturation: Maturation method: stainless steel, and a small amount in barrels. Length of maturation: 4 months in steel, 3 in barrels, and 1 in the bottle

Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco 2016

White Wine - Frescobaldi

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TASTING NOTES:

Pomino Bianco 2014 appears straw yellow, with subtle greenish highlights. Stark apple and citrusy notes of bergamot lead off on the nose, followed by hints of banana and floral notes of sweetbriar; its notably broad aromatic range reflects its “double soul,” a wine fermented partly in oak barrels and partly in steel. In the mouth, it is crisp and minerally, with supple flavours and a lengthy finish

HISTORY:

From an early economic base in the Italian community of cloth merchants in Bruges, the Frescobaldi expanded their banking interests to their home city of Florence in the 13th century. Their power base in the city's affairs lay in their participation in the small network that controlled the great cloth-working Arti: the Arte della Lana, the Arte di Calimala, the guild of cloth finishers and merchants in foreign cloth, and the Cambio, or money exchange.

In Florence the Frescobaldi found themselves on the wrong side in the attempted power coup of the Grandi in 1343 and were henceforth barred from public service in the Republic, but the Frescobaldi remained prominent in the lesser offices still open to them, such as podestà in the small towns governed from Florence, and through the web of marriage connections among the Florentine ruling class.

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