Welcome to Episode 1681, where Cynthia Chaplin interviews Italian wine producers during the wine2wine Business Forum 2023 Podcast Marathon. Today she interviews Francesca Bonzano featuring the wine – Castello di Uviglie 1491 Monferrato Rosso DOC
Italian Wine Podcast is proud to be a media partner of wine2wine Business Forum and we are pleased to present this series of market focus sessions, recorded during the Forum held in Verona in November 2023.
wine2wine Business Forum is an international wine business event, held annually in Verona, Italy since 2014. The event is a key annual reference point for wine producers and wine professionals from around the world, providing an opportunity to network, develop and expand their wine business worldwide.
More about today’s winery:
Castello di Uviglie, located in Rosignano Monferrato, is one of the oldest wineries in Piedmont: its first vine was planted way back in 1491. The arrival of my family is obviously much more recent: we acquired the winery in 2020, the year I left my life in the USA to return to my motherland. Together with our oenologist Donato Lanati, we aimed to create wines that capture the essence of Monferrato, utilizing our 50 hectares of mostly native grapes such as Barbera, Grignolino, and Albarossa.
The peculiarity of Castello di Uviglie, however, lies in a tradition spanning fifty years in the production of Metodo Classico. All our wines (both sparkling, white, and red) “mature” in underground quarries that extend over an area of 10,000 square meters. These “Cave in Pietra da Cantoni” were dug by man since the 8th century AD and were formed by a seabed present in Monferrato over 18 million years ago. This stone not only cradles the roots of our vineyards but also played a significant role in shaping the urban landscape of the Monferrato area. Our latest accomplishment is holding certifications as SQNPI and Equalitas, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable agriculture and practices.
More about the moderator 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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