Welcome to episode 1366, another episode of “On The Road Edition”, hosted by Stevie Kim. In this episode Stevie is at Villa Cavendri in Verona and she is talking with Vittorio Frescobaldi
More about today’s guest:
Vittorio Frescobaldi is the Junior Export Manager – Benelux, Denmark, Italy at Crus et Domaines de France. He comes from a very famous Italian wine family, and he has a great interest in French strains, which is what he speaks about in his interview with Stevie!
More about Frescobaldi:
The name Frescobaldi has a tradition in the world of wine that dates back over 700 years and has since involved 30 generations. In the 60s of the last century, Vittorio Frescobaldi (Sr.), owner of the family properties together with his brothers Dino, Maria, Ferdinando and Leonardo, gave this tradition a modern organization by creating a winery with headquarters in Florence, nine properties in Tuscany and one in Friuli. It consists of over 890 hectares of vineyards, planted in very different soil and climatic conditions, from which 7 million high quality bottles are obtained every year. Difficult to make customers, admirers and journalists perceive such a varied reality. The Frescobaldi’s succeeded by exhibiting the characteristic elements of their most important estates in a hall, and offering visitors a virtual journey through their biodiversity, using all five senses: smell and taste, in the first place, tasting the most significant wine, paired with gastronomic specialties of the area, and identifying one by one the perfumes in the essences that the oenologist of the estate made available. It was a game in which sight, touch and even hearing were also involved, with specially chosen pieces of music being listened to. An original way to get to know the ancient Frescobaldi properties, the Pomino Castle, the Castiglioni estate, the Nipozzano Castle, but also the more recent ones, Castelgiocondo, Montalcino, Santa Maria, in the Grosseto Maremma, Luce della Vite, born as a joint- venture with the Mondavi of Napa Valley and then fully acquired, and finally the Attems estate in the Gorizia Collio. Montesodi and Mormoreto come from the crus of Nipozzano, and Lamaione from those of Castelgiocondo: the SuperTuscans that have given the most satisfaction to the Frescobaldis. Today, the family winemaker, Lamberto Frescobaldi, takes care of its production and with him three other representatives of the latest generation already work in the company: Tiziana and Diana Frescobaldi and Stefano Benini.
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More about the host Stevie Kim:
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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