Producer: Marchesi de Frescobaldi
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 Chardonnay was introduced to Castello di Pomino’s vineyards. 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. In 1973, at a vineyard located 700 metres above sea level, Benefizio was born: the first white wine in Italy to be fermented in barriques.
This barrique aged white wine is elegant and distinctive. With a nose offering a rich array of aromas – floral scents, candied orange peel, dried fruit, white pepper and delicate toasted notes, on the palate it is pleasingly luscious, beautifully balanced and long on the finish.
Food pairing: grilled, seared or roasted lobster and scallops, guinea fowl, chicken with a rich sauce, wild mushrooms and white truffles