Wine of the Day: Frescobaldi Castello di Pomino Bianco

 

 

Though not the norm, the rolling hills of Tuscany can grow some of the finest Chardonnay in the world. From the most inland estate of Frescobaldi, in the heavily forested Florentine mountains, Castello di Pomino saw the potential of growing great Chardonnay in the mid-1800s. Planting their first Chardonnay vines in 1855 at elevations that climb up to 2100 feet, Pomino creates vibrant, racy, crisp Chardonnay with incredible character. The Castello di Pomino Bianco ($26) blends predominantly Chardonnay with floral, juicy Pinot Bianco to create a fresh, aromatic white ideal for springtime sipping. With white flowers, golden pear, green apple, and zesty lemon, the wine is bright, soft, and delicious.