Welcome to Episode 1689 on Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he will be interviewing Elena Pellegrini
More about today’s guest
Elena Pellegrini, born in 1982 and raised in Rome but of Montalcino origins. After obtaining the specialist degree in Governance and Internationalization, she has a career in the field of banking intermediation, management and subsequently in the field of Human Resources but her essential link with wine brings her back to Montalcino in 2014. His choice to follow and develop the family business founded in 1978 is dictated by his innate bond with the territory, his passion for agronomy and his desire to bring the Cerbaia brand to the main international markets.
Cerbaia is a family-run business dedicated to the production of wines from some of the best vineyards in Montalcino. His Brunello is the true expression of a unique and distinctive place.The Cerbaia company, with its 12 hectares of land, 4.5 of which under the denomination of Brunello, is located on the hill of Montosoli, one of the most favorable terroirs for Sangiovese in Montalcino. The vineyards are located on the north side and produce a selected and limited quantity of grapes of the highest quality.
Today Cerbaia produces 18,000 bottles of Brunello a year, and its wines are the incredibly unique combination of a highly suited land, a traditional winemaking philosophy combined with the energy of a young winemaker. From the vineyards of the Cerbaia winery emerge wines that truly represent the authentic terroir of Montalcino. Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 2019 Score: 98 Points and No 41 Top 100 World Wines 2023
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More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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