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Ottobre 8, 2019

Ep. 236 Francesco Ripaccioli (Canalicchio di Sopra) on Brunello di Montalcino

In this podcast Monty Waldin interviews Francesco Ripaccioli, co-owner and winemaker at Canalicchio di Sopra winery in the Montalcino wine area near Siena. Canalicchio di Sopra is a producer of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines from Sangiovese grapes. Monty and Francesco talk about the Montalcino terroir and its climate, particularly the way winds and the great temperature excursion between day and night affect viticulture and grape ripening in the area. Francesco also discusses the difference between his crus (Montosoli and Canalicchio) and presents the main markets for his wines. Tune in to learn more about all-things Brunello di Montalcino with one of its most distinguished producers!
Ottobre 2, 2019

Ep. 235 Veronika Denisova (Enotria Wine School) on wine education in Russia

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Veronika Denisova, wine journalist, educator and Deputy Director of the Enotria Wine School in Moscow, Russia. Veronika is an agronomist […]
Ottobre 1, 2019

Ep. 234 Alessandro Gallo (Castello di Albola) on Chianti Classico and Chardonnay

In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Alessandro Gallo, general manager as well as vineyard manager and wine maker at Castello d’Albola, an estate in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, which belongs to the Zonin family. Alessandro, who is originally from the Langhe region in Piemonte, has been living and working in the area for 15 years and tells Monty about the Chianti Classico terroir of Radda in Chianti. The village of Radda in Chianti is one of the highest in the appellation and the most historical for Chianti Classico production. Castello d’Albola grows mostly Sangiovese, which is cultivated up to 600 meters on the sea level. The estate also grows Chardonnay at 700 meters to make their Poggio alle Fate white wine; they also grow Cabernet Sauvignon for their “Super Toscano” Acciaiolo. Monty and Alessandro discuss the difference between the Chianti Classico Riserva and the Gran Selezione and Alessandro presents some of Castello di Albola’s flagship wines: Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, and the Gran Selezione Santa Caterina and Il Solatio. Tune in to learn more about the Chianti Classico soils and wines and discover Alessandro’s passion for steak!

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