Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest  Winemaker Eleonora Marconi

6/7 Winemaker Eleonora Marconi, Frescobaldi


KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from #winemaker Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini ! #ChiantiRufina

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini #SommChat #ChiantiRufina

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Thank you @KeeperColl Really happy to be here - EM #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl We're abt ready 2 dive N w/ Qs, so shout out 2 Eleonora @FrescobaldiVini 2 say hello & so she knows U're here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin Buongiorno, #SommChat'ers! What's up with #Tuscan #vino????

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Replying to @AdamPlotkinCaio @AdamPlotkin talking #Nipozzano #Wines with #winemaker Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini have you had the wines? #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin Replying to @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini I do not recall trying them, but I have a bottle in the cellar at home. Maybe this weekend! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl great answer @AdamPlotkin #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Replying to @AdamPlotkin @FrescobaldiVini Do you know which #Nipozzano #wine you have in your cellar? #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin Replying to @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini The one my Mother-in-Law gave us! ANOTHER gr8 answer! Man, that legal training can come in handy! :-) #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway Replying to @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Now you have the best excuse! #tuscanwine

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin Replying to @SorchaHolloway @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Absolutely! As if you ever need an excuse to open #tuscanwine! Or ANY #Italian #wine for that matter! #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway Hear, hear! My sentiments exactly #italianwinelover #SommChat

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KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Even if u dont ask a question--give a shout out 2 @KeeperColl & @FrescobaldiVini 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini #WineWednesday #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FrescobaldiVini What first sparked your interest in the #wine business? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini I started studying wine in high school and immediately feel in love. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini The Frescobaldi family has been making #wine for centuries. What’s it like to work for such a historic #family? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Really exciting! A lot of history with #Frescobaldi! Been with the family since 2005 and there's never a dull moment. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl great to see you back on #SommChat @CharlesComm today

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini What varietals thrive at #Castello #Nipozzano? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini At Nipozzano we grow Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia nera, Canaiolo, Colorino - a good combination #SommChat

Lauren Harrison @13lharrison @FrescobaldiVini Eleonora, what are some of the key differences between the different vineyards of #Frescobaldi? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini At Nipozzano, we have almost 260 hectares with mostly Sangiovese. Different vineyards have different personalities #SommChat ...

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @13lharrison It's important to us to respect the vineyards and mother nature to get the best from each vineyard site. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Is it true that Cab Sauv, #Merlot, Cab Franc & #PetitVerdot were pioneered by a #Frescobaldi #family member? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Yes! International varieties were introduced to the Frescobaldi family at the end of 1800s after the wedding with Albizzi family. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FrescobaldiVini What would you say makes Nipozzano wines unique? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Nipozzano wines are unique because they are made in the Chianti Rufina region - the terroir and the people make great wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm Eleonora do U practice either #organic and/or #Biodynamic #winemaking at #Nipozzano and why or why not @FrescobaldiVini

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini At other estates there is biodynamic practices. At Nipozzano we apply organic practices for Cru wines but they're not certified #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Nipozzano is located in the #ChiantiRufina region. What distinguishes #Rufina from other sub-Chianti regions? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Chianti Rufina is the smallest region near Florence. I call it the Chianti of the mountains. The wines grown here have longevity #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm can you tell us about your thoughts on the 2016 vintage at #Nipozzano @FrescobaldiVini ?

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini 2016 was a great growing year. A nice winter delivered a cool spring and summer was amazing. #SommChat...

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @KeeperColl Grapes have the potential for great balance and harmony. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FrescobaldiVini What #wine trends do you think ​we will see with Italian wines in the next few years? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini I think going forward more Rose from Italy will have a prominent place on the retail shelf #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway More #Rosé from Italy coming soon, what do you think? #SommChat

Lloyd Stevens @Lloydstevens29 Replying to @SorchaHolloway This is a lovely #rose wine from south of Lake Garda #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani @PrimlaniKitchen Replying to @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Q- what are the soils and climate for Nipozzano #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Our soil is rich in clay and galestro. We have limestone. These soils are important for our wine. #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @FrescobaldiVini The climate is like having four seasons in one day. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Welcome back to #SommChat @PrimlaniKitchen always enjoy learning from you questions!

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway I told hello #SommChat! @KeeperColl I'm Sorcha, founder of the UK's biggest #winechat #ukwinehour, & from @awaywithwine

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway Replying to @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Hi Eleanora, how lovely to see you as today's guest on #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Thanks for joining! Cheers! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Share with us some of the unique history of the #Castello, which dates back to the year 1000 #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi It's a place you have to see to believe. It has such a long history, maybe you'll see a ghost #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Tell us abt working as young #female #winemaker. R there generational differences wrking w/ historic #family #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini I think making wine is an attitude. It doesn't matter if you are man or woman. It's about passion and love coming together #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway Now this is a great comment from Eleanora at @FrescobaldiVini #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FrescobaldiVini What's the biggest difference you found b/w working in Italian winemaking versus Australian? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini In Italy you feel the tradition - you are an 'enologist'. In Australia you are a winemaker, you get your hands dirty. #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini I like working with this family. They've given me the chance to grow #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway @SorchaHolloway Ooh what do people think of this comment? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm How many different #wines do U make at #Nipozzano and can you tell us abt the drinking/aging windows @FrescobaldiVini

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini At Nipozzano we have four wines: Nipozzano Riserva, Mormoreto, Montesodi and Vecchie Viti. Different wines for different moments #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @FrescobaldiVini All have the potential to age or drink early, just depends on your preferences some wines are great after a couple years #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FescobaldiVini In what ways does Frescobaldi cultivate sustainability when producing their wines? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini We cultivate the diversity of Toscana by taking care of our soil, all that surrounds the vineyard flourishes. We call it sovescio #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini #Nipozzano Montesodi & Mormoreto are considered ‘Cru’ #wines of the estate, what does #Cru mean 2 u in #Italy? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Cru is when a wine is connected with a single vineyard - a special cuvee. For us they are very important #SommChat

Lauren Harrison @13lharrison @FrescobaldiVini what is the most important thing to keep in mind when making #wine? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini First, to make people happy. Respect the land and terroir to enjoy a glass of wine that tastes like Rufina area #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Are there particular occasions or dishes you find your #wines to be an especially appropriate pairing? #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Drinking wine depends on the mood. Vecchie Viti pairs well with a plate of ravioli with rabbit and pumpkin sauce. #SommChat

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @FrescobaldiVini Mormoreto is great with lamb or duck, Montesodi with a nice steak #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Has there been much change in composition of the #Nipozzano #wines over the years? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Our Mormoreto changed with the 2013 vintage. We exchanged the Merlot for Sangiovese in the blend #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm How would you describe the taste profiles of UR Cru #wines at #Nipozzano @FrescobaldiVini

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Montesodi offers earthiness and vibrant tannins and a long finish. #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini The Mormoreto is different expression of Super Tuscan - deep, well balanced, mineral and fresh #SommChat

Lauren Harrison‏ @13lharrison @FrescobaldiVini Are there any similarities between making olive oil and making #wine? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Yes, in both we work with a living thing. We make living products, so we have to do our best to take care of them #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm Q @FescobaldiVini What is your most popular #wine among American consumers? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini Replying to @CharlesComm Easy! Nipozzano Riserva. It's a cosmopolitan wine - a taste of Tuscany outside of Italy #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm -Do all of your #wines come to #US and what % to US? what R biggest US mkts for #Nipozzano @FrescobaldiVini ?

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini All of our wines come to the US, Outside of Italy, the US is one of the most important markets for #Frescobaldi #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini Are you doing anything different at the #winery to further distinguish the wines of #Nipozzano? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Not too much different. We respect our vineyards and terroir to provide excellent quality to continue making great wine #SommChat

Charles Comm PR‏ @CharlesComm Q @FrescobaldiVini In terms of continuity in winemaking over the centuries what's the philosophy of Frescobaldi? ​#SommChat @KeeperColl

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to Charles Comm PR Cultivating the diversity of #Tuscany that has always been our focus at #Frescobaldi #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat #Somm do you spend more time focusing in vineyard as the #winemaker or more time in cellar or about even @FrescobaldiVini

Frescobaldi @FrescobaldiVini At Nipozzano, most of my time is in the cellar. Our team is made up of a director and vineyard manager. We work together #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini What are some valuable lessons you’ve learned as a #winemaker? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to KeeperCollection Being a winemaker is a lifestyle. You are completely connected with nature and the countryside and it's a lifestyle change #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini What was the last #wine you tasted that took you by surprise? Why? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to KeeperCollection I recently tasted the 1985 Montesodi and it was still lively, which is great because I'm younger than the wine #SommChat

Lauren Harrison‏ @13lharrison @FrescobaldiVini I am planning 1st trip to #Tuscany, is it possible to visit Nipozzano Vineyards and if so, how would I do that? #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to Lauren Harrison Yes, we have hospitality at Nipozzano for visitors of #Tuscany. You can book a stay through our website: #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl @FrescobaldiVini What can we expect from the new vintages AT #Nipozzano #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to KeeperCollection Coming on the market is the 2014s the growing season was particular, the quality still remains good due to our great vineyard team #SommChat

Deborah Parker Wong‏ @parkerwong Nipozzano in Chianti Ruffina is such incredible quality for value. Is this wine widely distributed in CA? @SommChat @FrescobaldiVini

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl We agree @parkerwong great price quality #wines thanks for joining in with @FrescobaldiVini on #SommChat today

FrescobaldiVini @Frescobaldivini Replying to @parkerwong Yes we are widely available in CA. And we are always looking for new markets and introduce our wines to new customers #SommChat

Deborah Parker Wong‏ @parkerwong Replying to Frescobaldi Nippozano is a fave w @WSETglobal students who want to explore #Chianti. #sangiovese loves Ruffina's limestone. #SommChat @FrescobaldiVini

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl Replying to @parkerwong @WSETglobal @FrescobaldiVini Thanks for this added knowledge on #Ruffiina in #chianti #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with #winemaker Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini #WineWednesday #SommChat

Sorcha Holloway‏ @SorchaHolloway Replying to @FrescobaldiVini I'm a luxury tour operator, Eleanora, it would be great to visit sometime with a view to bringing future groups #winetourism #SommChat

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to Sorcha Holloway We look forward to seeing you in Tuscany soon! Be sure to check our website for visiting details #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl It was great to have Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini join us today for #SommChat. We hope every1 learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

Frescobaldi‏ @FrescobaldiVini Frescobaldi Replying to KeeperCollection Thank you for having me. This was fun! Cheers! - EM #SommChat

KeeperCollection‏ @KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #Nipozzano #Winemaker Eleonora Marconi @FrescobaldiVini for her time on #SommChat