Welcome to episode 803, another on the Road Edition With Stevie Kim, Join her as she chats with Gianfranco Fino at his winery in Puglia.
Learn more about Gianfranco Fino:
The company was founded in 2004 with the purchase of a small vineyard in the countryside of Manduria of 1.30 ha. Today the company owns about 14.5 ha of company surface. Right from the start, the company mission was to produce wines from 50 to 90 year old vines, grown in Apulian sapling, with great personality and a strong territorial identity. The Es, primitivo di Manduria Doc, is immediately noticed by food and wine journalists and passionate bloggers… it divides the criticism, the Es, you love or hate it. From the 2004 vintage onwards, Gianfranco Fino obtained the most important national awards, bringing the title of Gambero Rosso Winemaker of the Year in 2010 to Puglia, an award that has never arrived before in Central – Southern Italy, (other winners Josko Gravner, Elio Altare, Romano Dal Forno, Marinella Camerani). The food and wine guides agree, buy an essay , give Gianfranco Fino Viticoltore the title of best company in Puglia, with great prestige for the region and for the territory of Manduria in particular. Es 2008 was also selected for the G8 of the Heads of State held in L’Aquila and was the wine chosen in combination with cheeses, for the private banquet of Queen Margaret II of Denmark for her 70th birthday. Gianfranco Fino is also one of the founding members of the Alberello Academy. The association takes care of the protection of this form of vine growing, so representative of our territory since the times of ancient Greece. The company, thanks to the visibility achieved at an international level, is a destination for tourists and enthusiasts who come from all over the world, last year it was also the subject of study by three Australian technicians, who studied aridoculture techniques.
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More about the host Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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