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Interpreting Wine Podcast

May 21, 2020

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Cristina Mariana-May tells us the history of the founding of Banfi Wines in New York, before taking us on a virtual tour of Montalcino and the Estate known as Castello Banfi. Here, the wines are only part of the story, with only a third of the property planted in vines and the single contiguous property a site of study, exploration, collaboration, as well as beauty. She then leads a tasting of two Castello Banfi wines, a 2018 Vermentino and the outstanding 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. A highly engaging way to escape to Italy at this challenging time through her wines and culture. Enjoy!

Episode outline:

Origin Story

Italy to New York and back to Montalcino

Adjustments in the wake of COVID19

Virtual tour of Castello Banfi and subsoil

Wines tasted:

La Pettegola Vermentino IGT Toscana 2018

Tech sheet:

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

Tech sheet:

Looking ahead

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Intro and outro music
The New Investors

Guest: Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi

Date recorded: 17 April 2020