Frescobaldi, Castello Pomino Benefizio Bianco Riserva 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Francesca Pratesi

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Benefizio Bianco Riserva 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

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.

Production Notes

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.

Critics Reviews

Vinous 92pts (2016) - Pomino's flagship 2016 Benefizio is understated and yet beautifully resonant in the glass. Orange peel, lemon confit, chamomile and lightly buttered notes are all laced together in this light to medium-bodied white. More than anything else, though, in 2016, the Benefizio impresses with its balance and sense of harmony.

Producer Profile

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