Via Santo Spirito n. 11 Firenze (FI)
Telephone +39 055/27141
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Estate and vineyard location: Frescobaldi ’s estates in Tuscany, especially those located in the Chianti Rufina area
Altitude: Between 200 and 500 meters
Exposure: Various
Soil type: Macigno del Chianti
550 plants per hectare
Training system: Bushy vase pruning system the older groves, monocone system for the younger ones
Vineyard average age: A large part of the grove was replanted after the 1985 frost
Area planted with olive 258 hectares
Varietal composition of the olive groves: Frantoio 70%
Moraiolo 20%
Leccino 10%
Mean annual oil production 600 ql.
Mean annual Laudemio production 300 ql.

The history of the Frescobaldi family starts over a thousand years ago and is closely connected with the history of Tuscany. At the high point of medieval Florence, the Frescobaldis spread their influence as bankers earning the title of treasurers to the English crown. A little later, with the flowering of the Renaissance, they became patrons of major works in Florence such as the construction of the Santa Trinita bridge and the Basilica of Santo Spirito.Today the richness of Tuscany lies in its diversity; in the union between north and south, amalgamating mountains and sea, cities and countryside in its land and the men who work it.

Frescobaldi uniqueness stems precisely from the representation of this diversity; from its six estates, positioned in prime areas of Tuscany, which express the characteristics of each individual terroir.

Over the last few years, and especially following the ruinous 1985 frost, the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi have found new ways to improve olive growing in the Colli della Toscana Centrale area. Applying to olives the experience gained through centuries of grape growing, the Frescobaldis helped develop the industry by emphasising the concept of terroir, or the linking of the olive’s typicity and quality to the uniqueness of its productive environment.

The groves on the estates of Pomino, Castiglioni, Poggio a Remole, Valiano, and Castello di Nipozzano produce the olives that yield Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Laudemio. Produced predominantly from the frantoio variety, Frescobaldi Laudemio is limpid and clear, showing an intense, brilliant green; aromas are at the same time fruit-laden and attractively grassy, followed by lush, full flavours that are clean and well-focused, and both intriguingly smooth and piquant at the same time.