Cultivating Toscana Diversity
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is a wine producer located in Tuscany. It has several estates spread throughout the region, including in the Chianti Rufina, Montalcino, Pomino, Colli Fiorentini and Maremma DOC and DOCG zones. Frescobaldi grows everything from the region's flagship variety Sangiovese to more international grapes like Chardonnay, making a wide range of styles.
The history of Frescobaldi dates back to the early 1300s, when the family began making wine at Tenuta di Castigliona, southwest of Florence. It became famous in the 1400s for supplying wines to Renaissance artists like Donatello, and Frescobaldi wines were served to the Papal Court and the English Court of King Henry VIII.
Today Frescobaldi manages five estates throughout Tuscany: Castello di Nipozzano, Castello di Pomino, Tenuta di Castelgiocondo, Tenuta di Castiglioni and Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia.
Most recently, Frescobaldi has begun collaborating with the penal authorities on the island of Gorgonas, making a Vermentino and Ansonica blend with the help of the local prisoners.