Welcome to episode 932 – another installment of ‘On The Road Edition’, hosted by Stevie Kim. Today’s episode is set in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, in Italy’s wine heartland. Stevie Kim visits the town and spends some time interviewing Giovanna Stianti Mascheroni and her daughter Federica Mascheroni Stianti. They talk about the winery, the vineyards and taste some wines!
This is a 2 part interview. Today’s interview is Part 1 of 2
More about Fattoria Castello di Volpaia Winery:
The first documents that mention Volpaia date back to 1172, where today wines are produced using organic farming. Already included among the three best wines in the world by Wine Spectator Volpaia is known all over the world for the uniqueness of its cellars hidden in the walls of the ancient fortified village. Volpaia has villas, apartments and rooms for rent, organizes cooking schools and tastings.
“The Volpaia area is a unique terroir in the Chianti Classico area.
The vineyards around 45 hectares are over 400 m. above sea level. on predominantly sandstone soils rich in skeleton suitable for the production of elegant and long-lived reds, harmonious and aristocratic wines that manage to maintain the fruity aromas of the best Sangiovese for a long time.
Typical wines of the so-called “Alto Chianti” and easily recognizable for the composite elegance of their bouquet referable not only to the microclimate of the area, but also to the very particular clonal selection carried out by the farm which led to the rediscovery and re-grafting of ancient autochthonous Sangiovese strains. This long process has led to the creation of 3 Crus: Coltassala, Il Puro and Balifico, each with its own distinctive features.”
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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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