For 700 years, the Frescobaldi family has embodied the essence of Tuscany.
Castello di Nipozzano - the oldest estate of the Frescobaldi family
Already in the Renaissance their wines were drunk at many European courts. The Frescobaldi family owes its important position among the most famous wine producers at European level to the combination of terroir and its innovative spirit. Noble grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay are represented on the estates. Since 1990, the famous oenologist Nicoló D' Afflito and his team of agronomists and oenologists have been supporting Frescobaldi.
Quality testimonials from renowned artists
The historic Castello di Nipozzano winery, with 240 hectares under cultivation, is located in the Chianti-Rufina zone. The winery is a fortress built to defend the city of Florence. It has been owned by the Frescobaldi family since the year 1000. Located east of Florence, the region is known for its lack of water and has always been prized for wine growing. By the way, Nipozzano means "senza pozzo", i.e. "without well" in the folk tradition. In the Castello di Nipozzano, the Bordeaux grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc were cultivated for the first time in the middle of the 19th century by a member of the Frescobaldi family. For a sum of 1000 silver florins, the new grape varieties were procured. A courageous investment at that time, which was to pay off as late as 100 years later. The quality of Nipozzano wines was already mentioned during the Renaissance. And not by just anyone, but by great artists like Donatello and Michelozzo Michelozzi.
The Nipozzano Riserva
The label of the Nipozzano Riserva has a long history, dating back to the mid-19th century. The coat of arms of the Albizi family of Florence refers to the marriage between Leonia degli Albizi and Angiolo Frescobaldi. In the center of the coat of arms, two concentric circles symbolize a card used for combing wool. The Albizi family had become wealthy in the guild of cloth and fur traders. Above the coat of arms is emblazoned the noble crown, below which is the eighth cross of the Order of Santo Stefano, an ancient papal order of knights. In the middle the saying "Post Deum", God comes first.
And here again the grape varieties of the winery Castello di Nipozzano listed for you
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Malvasia Nera
- Petit Verdot
More information about Castello Nipozzano - Frescobaldi
|Company Name:||Castello Nipozzano|
|Street:||Località Nipozzano, 7|
|City:||50060 Pelago (FI)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 055 831 1050|
|Year of Incorporation:||1327|
|Company Group:||Marchesi de Frescobaldi SpA|
|Company Owner:||Marchesi de Frescobaldi SpA|
|Managing Director:||Lamberto Frescobaldi|