Boasting documentation as far back as 789 and 1350, as reported by Tuscan historian Emanuele Repetti, and a stirring tribute in 1685 by noted Italian physician and poet Francesco Redi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has for centuries enjoyed a reputation as a wine of the highest quality.
Frescobaldi acquisition of the Corte della Flora Estate includes 60 hectares of land of which 30 are vineyards. The Frescobaldi estates thus rise to nine along with Castello Nipozzano (Chianti Rufina), Castello Pomino (Pomino), Rémole (Sieci), Tenuta Castiglioni (Montespertoli), Tenuta Perano (Gaiole in Chianti), Tenuta Ammiraglia (Maremma), CastelGiocondo (Montalcino), Gorgona (on Gorgona Island).
“We are delighted to be able to make our own distinctive contribution to the reputation of this growing area,” stated Lamberto Frescobaldi, President of Marchesi Frescobaldi. “We have made a commitment, with the passion that always characterises our activities, to further develop that unique character that marks the world-class Montepulciano denomination, with its stupendous and intriguing medieval borgo.”Nicolò D’Afflitto, Marchesi Frescobaldi Winemaker and Technical Director seconded that enthusiasm, adding “I started to work in Montepulciano, in 1985, it is a privilege to return to that prestigious denomination, where the Sangiovese grape creates such a classic yet one-of-a-kind terroir expression.”