Welcome to Episode 1711 on Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he will be interviewing Antonio Cesari of Azienda Agricola Bigaldara
More about today’s winery
The family owns Brigaldara since 1928 but only in the 80s Stefano starts a long-lasting collaboration with Roberto Ferrarini, perhaps one of the most important innovators in the history of Amarone and Valpolicella. in 2010s years Stefano and his sons Lamberto and Antonio initiate a profound renewal of the production methods and of the cellar. They promote a rational arrangement of the vineyards, specializing each one of them according to the most suitable varieties for each area. In addition to the properties around the villa in San Floriano, we have the vineyards in Marano, where Corvina and Corvinone are cultivated; the Case Vecie vineyard, in Grezzana, dedicated to a special "Amarone Vigne Alte – High-hill Amarone"; the Cavolo vineyard, also in Grezzana, dedicated to the production of an Amarone with delicate floral notes; and the new vineyards in Marcellise, where the autochthonous vines of Valpolicella found their home: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and the rediscovered native variety of Oseleta.
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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