The name Frescobaldi has roots that first took hold more than 1,000 years ago. Emerging to prominence around the year 1,000 CE in medieval Florence as a banking family, the Frescobaldi quickly became a political and economic powerhouse of Florentine society. As the middle ages awoke for the Renaissance, the Frescobaldi began to dabble in Tuscan wine production in 1308, establishing itself as one of the great regional winemakers of the of the early Renaissance, so much so that Frescobaldi called the venerable Michelangelo and Donatello among its clients.
Fast-forward some 700 years, and Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi continues to produce some of Tuscany’s most coveted vintages. With five different estates dotted throughout Tuscany’s most highly praised regions (Castello di Nipozzano in Chianti Rufina; Castello di Pomino in the Apennine mountains; Castelgiocondo in Montalcino; Tenuta di Castigliono—Frescobadi’s estate of origin; and Tenuta dell’Ammiraglia in Magliano), Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is the epitome of the term Super Tuscan.
So what’s the big deal? Find out on Thursday, December 18 when Canipelli, Firenze hosts a wine tasting of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s wines. The specialty boutique at Waterside Shops known for celebrating the rich traditions of Florence will show off the Florentine winemaking might from 3-4 p.m.
- Open to the public.
- For more information, call 239-867-0001.