Welcome to Episode 1714, where Cynthia Chaplin interviews Italian wine producers during the wine2wine Business Forum 2023 Podcast Marathon. Today she interviews Raffaele Foglia of Villa Bogdano 1880 featuring the wine – Lison Classico Docg 2019
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:
Tenuta Planitia is an historic agricultural and viticultural estate, producing wines under the name Villa Bogdano 1880. It has been certified organic since 1993 and is a Natura 2000 Biodiversity Conservation Site, hosting 14 protected species within its planitial woodland, an ancient and delicate habitat dating back to 1200 that we have committed to preserve and support, hence the name “Planitia”. Within the estate you will be in the company of birds of prey, green woodpeckers, herons, tritons, frogs, and the”Bombina Variegata“, a striking yellow-bellied toad with some strange habits! The estate is a peculiar viticultural treasure. There are 106 hectares of vineyards, 18 of which are historic, having over 50 years of age, with the oldest having been planted approximately 100 years ago. The first vineyard, 117 original vines which have been painstakingly restored, was planted using an ancient method called "Cassone Padovano". This training method was developed by Benedictine monks in the Middle Ages. Our vineyard is one of the few still existing in Italy and continues to produce grapes to this day. In order to preserve the genetic characteristics of this ancient and peculiar Tocai Friulano biotype, we have replanted it starting from the original shoots and canes. In addition to Tocai Friulano, we grow a number of other grapevines, concentrating on indigenous grape varieties such as Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and Malvasia Istriana.
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