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About today’s Winery:
Bentu Luna is a project focused on regenerating century old bush-trained vines ranging from between 35-115 year of age, planted to an area known as the Mandrolisai and Barigadu, based in the centre of Sardegna in the province of Oristano and Nuoro.
Bentu Luna is the name of the estate which is situated in Neonelli and is the brain child of Gabriele Moratti (owner of Castello di Cigognola estate in Oltrepò Pavese). It is managed by CEO Gian Matteo Baldi. Its story is not just one of regenerating vineyards. Beyond that, it also looks to the tradition of community and viticulture in rural Sardegna. A tradition in which each family becomes a stakeholder in the communal vineyard. This 1200-hectare vineyard project is planted to a mix of indigenous varieties that include percentages of Bovale sardo, Cannonau, Monica, Pascale, Cagnulari, Carignano, Vermentino and Barbera. This random mix of indigenous varieties represented a ‘freedom of choice’,
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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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