Ep. 1944 Leonardo Bellaccini | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

Welcome to episode 1944 of the Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he is interviewing Leonardo Bellaccini. San Felice is an historic wine estate in Chianti Classico and Leonardo shares its rich story, from the Etruscans to the mezzadria, and about the importance of sustainable and regenerative viticulture to produce an outstanding range of wines that can be enjoyed in the Borgo San Felice 5-star Relais & Chateau wine resort with Michelin star restaurant.

 

More about today’s guest:

“San Felice encompasses three of Tuscany’s most famous estates that regularly appear in the Wine Spectator’s top 100. We have an annual production of around one million bottles (1,025,000 of Chianti, 80,000 of Brunello, 40,000 of Rosso di Montalcino and 55,000 of Bolgheri), divided into16 labels, made entirely from estate-owned grapes.

 

Our winemaker, Leonardo Bellaccini, has pioneered many unique practices. Importantly he sees distinctive characteristics in each of San Felice’s undulating slopes and he treats each vine within the vineyard individually. Having identified five macro-areas Leonardo and his team has planted the grape varieties which thrive in the specific geography and soil.”

Connect:

Website: https://www.sanfelice.com/it/tenute/san-felice

 

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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