Welcome to episode 1285, another episode of “On The Road Edition”, hosted by Stevie Kim. In this episode Stevie in Val di Noto, in Sicily. She is at the beautiful Feudo Maccari speaking with Amedeo and Alberto Cuseri
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This is exactly what happened to Antonio Moretti Cuseri, former owner of Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany, when at the end of the 1990s, during a trip to the Val di Noto, he was literally bewitched by the sight of the famous Sicilian Baroque and its warm marine waters. He fell madly in love with it, so much so that he decided to start a new adventure here, giving birth to one of the most fascinating wineries in the area. In Noto, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, on the rocks and beaches of the southernmost strip of land, mound after mound, Antonio Moretti Cuseri manages to put together a property of about 250 hectares acquiring them from more than fifty different landowners. The heart is Maccari, where the vineyards that overlook the Vendicari Natural Oasis
There are about 60 hectares under vine exclusively relying on the head-trained system, an ancient process brought over by the first Greek colonists; it is very costly to manage but is well suited to the warm climate of southeastern Sicily. The bunches of grapes are protected by the leaves, which limit the oxidation of polyphenolic and aromatic substances. At the same time, the leaves are exposed to the sun’s rays, allowing for excellent photosynthesis. Antonio Moretti Cuseri also chose this system because of the way it allows for perfect ventilation, how it offers the maximum amount of sunlight during daytime hours.
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Stevie Kim 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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