Allegrini 2018

“The place, the brand of taste”: the elite of Italy and France meet again at Podere Forte

In the 2019 edition of the “Giornate Giulio Gambelli” (28-30 March) also “Mr. Domaine Romanée-Conti”, Aubert de Villaine
The co-owner of Domaine Romanee Counts Aubert de Villaine, with the patron of Podere Forte

Beyond the political tensions of these hours, Italy and France have always been competitors in the glasses and tables of the world, two countries for which wine is in the first place, but not only (just think of the cheeses) is cultural heritage and national pride, which are competing every year for the place of the first producer in the world, and in the international markets. However, even with very different viticulture (based on a few varieties and few territories that French, on an infinity of areas and vines that Italian), there is the same approach based on the origin of the wine, which has made the school in Europe, and then he is also doing in the New World.
There are a lot of discussions, sharing of values, strategies, and visions, as demonstrated by the first edition of “Incontri Giulio Gambelli”, dedicated to the memory of “bicchierino”, the master taster par excellence and most talented that Italy has had, signed by Podere Forte, a leading winery in the heart of the Val d’Orcia UNESCO World Heritage, led by the entrepreneur Pasquale Forte, who is also pointing to the hill in front, Montalcino, meanwhile with the acquisition of the historic residence of the Bishop, a palace built in the sixteenth century by the Pope for the Bishop of the City of Brunello, by rumors WineNews, waiting for a hectare of vineyard, a very high vocation.

After an edition 2018 that has compared around a table leading names of Italian and French wines (from Montenidoli to Ceretto, from Montevertine to Podere Forte, from Roberto Voerzio to Agricola San Giuseppe, from Casanova di Neri to Tenuta di Bibbiano, from Poggio di Sotto to Cupano, from Casato Prime Donne to Costanti, from Domaine Prieuf to Domaine Bouvier), from Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair to Domaine Bruno Clavelier, and Domaine Arlaud), and personalities such as the oenologist Lydia and the agronomist Claude Bourguignon, founders of Lams, Laboratoire Analyses Microbiologiques Sols, in 1990, an independent company serving farmers and winemakers and always at the forefront of sustainability, Bernard Hervet, one of France's most established consultants, with wineries such as Chateau de Meursault and Domaine Faiveley, but also active in California, and Jean Pierre Giraud, of the historic and prestigious Tonnellerie Taransaud, returns this year, from 29 to 30 March at Rocca d’Orcia, on the theme of “The place, the brand of taste - Le lieu, marqueur du gout”, where the Bourguignon couple will return, the wine writer founder of the Bourgogne Society and researcher of the University of Burgundy, Jacky Rigaux, but where it is expected Aubert de Villaine co-owner of one of the most prestigious wine cellars in the world, Domaine Romanée-Conti. In addition to other major producers in the two countries, to share ideas, opinions, values, and projects. Ideally also sending a message to the governments, at higher levels, the countries of Europe.

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