Ep. 1299 Daniela Mastroberardino | Voices

Welcome to Episode 1299, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Daniela Mastroberardino in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.

About today’s guest:
The Terredora di Paolo estate is located on the hills of Irpinia surrounding the valleys of the Sabato and Calore rivers. With about 180 hectares of vineyards, it is now among the most prestigious producers in Southern Italy. Although not so far from the Gulf of Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi and Sorrento, Irpinia is the inland area of Campania: hilly, mountainous and characterized by a continental climate. It enjoys a perfect soil and climatic environment for making high quality wines, a tradition started by the Greeks and Romans more than 3000 years ago. In fact, Irpinia is a quiet, harsh area nestled in the Apennines in the heart of Campania. Its landscape is a rolling succession of mountains, hills and upland plains divided by rivers and covered with lush vegetation. The identity of Terredora di Paolo wines is that of being “a precious fruit of nature worked by skillful hands”. Terredora di Paolo’s vineyards exploit volcanic soils rich in limestone and clay and enjoy south-facing exposure with an excellent microclimate on breezy hills (400-650 meters above sea level). With approximately 3,500 vines per hectare grown with the traditional Guyot training system, annual production is around 60 hectoliters/hectare. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small baskets with a minimal time span between destemming the grapes before sending them to the wine press. The native white grapes grown are Greco, Fiano, Falanghina, while the red grapes are Aglianico and Piedirosso.

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About today’s Host:
Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry.

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