Tasting award-winning wines in Tuscany

With over 700 years of experience in crafting award-winning Tuscan wines, the Frescobaldi family invites you to discover their stunning castle.

September 11, 2015

Aficionado

You love to travel differently and to enjoy privileged access to the world’s most exclusive collections? You are a true aficionado and always seek for astonishing experiences? Then the St. Regis Aficionado Program is the right way for you to travel. Join us on a short journey through our current experiences.

Explore Florence as an Aficionado

Italy is famous for its art and heritage. But as well for its beautiful surroundings and the vineyards of Tuscany. While staying in the Cradle of Renaissance and enjoying the beautiful history and Florentine lifestyle, take a day off the city and visit beautiful Chianti Rufina at Castello di Nipozzano estate.  With over 700 years of experience in crafting award-winning Tuscan wines, the Frescobaldi family invites you to discover their stunning castle.

Begin your experience with a glass of wine while enjoying exquisite views over the vineyards and learning from the expert agronomist, be escorted to the cellar to witness the ageing process of world famous wines and have a relaxing lunch in the family’s country house, prepared by a private chef, in company of the Head Sommelier, giving you guidance on the essential pairing of estate wines.

The Estate

The castle of Nipozzano is the most historic property of the Frescobaldi family. In 1855 an ancestor of the Frescobaldi family invested 1,000 florins to begin the cultivation of varieties previously unknown in Tuscany such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. After more than a century of patient care, these magnificent vines produce the great wine of the estate, Mormoreto.

 

“Frescobaldi’s Nipozzano Riserva 2009 has been awarded 90 points + from Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate.”

 

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