When Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi of Frescobaldi Toscana comes to town and the wine lunch is at Il Gattopardo that’s a win wine situation. His family has been in the wine business for 700 years. He heads the Florentine winemaking dynasty and is a 30th generation winemaker. The special guest of the day was Lamberto’s wife, Marchesa Elenora Frescobaldi, who is now traveling with him a little bit more since they are now empty nesters.
The welcome wine was, Alie, a delightful rosé from the Tenuta Ammiraglia estate that’s a blend of Syrah and Vermentino. The wine is named after a sea nymph and symbol of sensuality and beauty. This is a hard wine to get your hands on, if you see get the bottle. It’s an excellent choice.
There was a three course tasting menu to highlight Chianti from Frescobaldi’s latest estate, Tenuta Perano. The winery is located in the Gaiole commune in Chianti and embraces all that is Chianti Classico.
The Chianti served was Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 and Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Riserva Classico DOCG 2015. I enjoyed both of the wines, it would depend on my mood or food option for which one I would select. The Chianti Classico has aromas of spice and blackberries. While the Chianti Riserva has aromas of tobacco, flowers, and spices such as nutmeg. For my second dish I chose the Pappardelle ai Funghi Selvatici which was the perfect pairing for the Chianti.
As usual the wine was fabulous. It’s safe to say that anytime you choose a Frescobaldi wine, it’s going to be a good one. You have 6 estates to choose from. Once you try the Chianti let your palate explore their other wines. As Frescobaldi says “6 unique stories, 6 stories to be told.”