In Episode 12 of The Honest Pour I interviewed Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi, owner of Frescobaldi. In this episode I interview a winemaker from one of his estates, Eleonora Marconi, winemaker at Frescobaldi’s Castello di Nipozzano Estate. Built in the year 1000 as a defensive fortress, today Castello di Nipozzano houses the wine cellars. I spoke with Marconi about her dedication to making wines for this historic estate her close working relationship with the Marchese.
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Eleonora Marconi, winemaker, Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano Estate
2013 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva
Earthy nose with notes of red berries and leather. On the palate bright acidity is balanced by fresh red berry flavors accented with hints of cocoa, purple flowers and silky tannin.
2013 Frescobaldi Nipozanno Vecchie Viti
A restrained, elegant nose that slowly let’s you get to know it. This ruby red wine starts with aromas of a bouquet of purple flowers and ripe berries. The texture is well balanced with flavors of luscious berries and coffee. A bit lean through the mid palate. Silky tannin and forward acid make this wine scream for food.
2013 Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina
Extremely elegant nose. Gorgeous integration of fruit, earth and floral aromas. Velvety texture. Restrained flavors of red berries backed by subtle notes of cocoa, mushroom and earth with a fresh long finish. Pretty now, but will age fabulously for 5 to 10 years.