Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, the Pomino DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of environment and viticulture. This unique wine region boasts a diverse climate, influenced by its elevation and varying terrains, creating the perfect canvas for grape cultivation.
At the heart of Pomino DOC's production are its main grape varieties. Among the reds, Merlot stands prominent, bringing its velvety texture and plum undertones. Pinot Nero, with its elegant and refined profile, adds depth and sophistication. Sangiovese, a grape synonymous with Tuscany, imparts its vibrant cherry notes and earthy touch to the region's red wines. These varieties, when interwoven, create a symphony of flavors that are distinct to the Pomino DOC.
For white wine enthusiasts, the region doesn't disappoint. Chardonnay thrives here, offering its characteristic buttery and fruity nuances. Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio contribute crispness and a fresh palate, making them perfect for sipping on a sunny day. Sauvignon Blanc, with its aromatic profile of green apple and passionfruit, provides a refreshing tang. Lastly, Trebbiano, an indigenous Italian variety, lends a delicate floral aroma and balanced acidity to the blend.
The very essence of Pomino DOC lies in its environment - a serene confluence of nature and tradition, where the terroir speaks through every bottle, celebrating the main grape varieties that make this region a treasure in the world of wines.
The production area for Pomino DOC grapes covers part of the municipality of Rufina, located in the province of Florence. This DOC is part of the Tuscany wine region. For a red wine to qualify for this DOC, it must be planted at no more than 650 meters, while for white wines, the permitted altitude increases to 800 meters
The climate of the production area is temperate-cool during most of the year, with Mediterranean influences during the summer. The average annual rainfall in the region usually varies between 550 and 700 mm
The soils of the Pomino DOC are composed of sandstones and loams with high silica content, with high concentration of mineral deposits in higher elevations
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano
In the enchanting Pomino DOC, there are 4 types of wine that reflect the particular terroir of Pomino and Tuscany. We are talking about Pomino Biano, Pomino Rosso, Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice.
The Pomino Bianco is a masterpiece blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and Pinot Grigio, augmented by other authorized white grapes. A symphony of flavors unfolds, with crisp apple and pear harmonizing with hints of citrus, creating a wine that's both refreshing and versatile.
Pomino Rosso, a captivating composition, showcases a minimum of 50% Sangiovese, entwined with up to 50% Merlot and/or Pinot Nero, and a touch of other authorized red grapes. This wine dances on the palate, offering red fruit notes complemented by subtle herbal tones, crafting a dynamic and well-structured experience.
Vin Santo, a beloved tradition, elegantly combines a minimum of 70% Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Trebbiano, partnered with other authorized white grapes. With careful aging and nurturing, this dessert wine emerges, enchanting with its opulent layers of dried fruits, nuts, and honey-like sweetness.
Finally, Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, an embodiment of allure, intertwines a minimum of 50% Sangiovese with up to 50% Merlot and/or Pinot Nero, along with hints of other authorized red grapes. This special creation captivates with its deep amber hue and intricate tapestry of flavors—think caramel, dried fruits, and a harmonious spice—resulting in an exceptional and unforgettable tasting journey.