Frescobaldi, Castello Pomino Pomino Bianco 2018

Regular price £15.25
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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Francesca Pratesi

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Frescobaldi Castello Pomino Pomino Bianco 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Intense floral aromas combine with fruity notes of sweet Williams pear and fragrant lemon. Perfectly balanced on the palate, with a lovely freshness underpinning the green fruit flavours through to an aromatic and persistent finish.

Production Notes

75% of the harvest was fermented in stainless steel vats, followed by four months of maturation in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and purity of fruit. 25% was fermented in French barriques, this smaller proportion underwent a partial malolactic fermentation, followed by maturation in French barriques, lasting for four months.

Critics Reviews

Vinous 89pts (2017) - The 2017 Pomino Bianco is a very pretty white. Lemon peel, green pear and flowers are nicely lifted in this silky, aromatic white. Bright saline notes give the 2017 a lovely sense of crystalline translucence. There is so much to like, including the wine's very accessible price.

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