7-10-2016 “WINELIFE”

Interesting article from WineLife, a Dutch bimonthly. 21,000 copies sold in newsstands and directly to traders.
The article praises Pasquale Forte as "The man with a mission", is about a production of excellence, the multi-purpose farm, the objective of creating the best Sangiovese in Italy .....

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15-9-2016 ROCCA D’ORCIA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016

The third edition of the Rocca d’Orcia Summer Festival has just come to a close. The event, sponsored and promoted by Podere Forte with the support of  Castiglione d’Orcia Council and  Val d’Orcia srl (Parco della Val d’Orcia - Val d'Orcia Park), had the aim of livening up evenings in a hamlet that...

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15-9-2016 FIORITURA FORTE

This year,“Fioritura Forte” (Forte in Flower), the contemporary art exhibition hosted on the outdoor areas of Podere Forte winery, boasts Pienza-born artist  Piero Sbarluzzi, who has introduced his works with a "solo exhibition" called  “Radici” (Roots), to stress the bond he has endowed the area...

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15-9-2016 PICCOLA FATTORIA FORTE

The Piccola Fattoria Forte, following last summer's first experimentations and the presentation of “fuori dal Podere” (Out of the Podere) last winter, organised an intense and varied 2 week educational programme which has just finished. The event, sponsored by Podere Forte and arranged in...

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14-9-2016 CEREAL

Ecosystem biodiversity is paramount on biodynamic farms. This is why Podere Forte strongly backs and invests in San Quirico d’Orcia cereal farm, as it plays an essential role in the company's closed system. 2016's harvest involved Senatore Cappelli durum wheat, with 2800 kilos average yield per...

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14-9-2016 FROM THE WINE CELLAR

We believe that continuous research and application are at the base of constant improvement. This explains why we have installed a new elliptic fermentation vat in the cellar, holding 11500 kilos, for Sangiovese grape winemaking. Given the generous contact surface between skins and must, we will...

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14-9-2016 THE HARVEST 2016

Grape harvest started off in late August with Pinot Noir, it then continued on 10 September with the first Sangiovese grapes used for the sparkling Blanc de Noir base. Next to be picked will be Melot grapes. Climate evolution during the months of August and September was characterized by abrupt...

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14-9-2016 MORANDELL MOUNTAIN TOUR 2016

This week we took our wines at the very top in Austria. We were in fact at the Panorama Restaurant of Sankt Anton am Alberg and Ellmau, at over 2000 asl, surrounded by a breathtaking  view. We have presented  the vintages now on the market to a section of  wine trade professionals, thanks to the...

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14-9-2016 2016 MERANO INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

It is time for the 25th edition of the increasingly important and appealing Merano-based event. Podere Forte will be present with two new vintages: Petrucci 2013 and Guardiavigna 2013.

One of the four show days will be exclusively devoted to the “Bio&Dinamica” event, strictly sampling wine from...

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14-9-2016 GUARDIAVIGNA 2013 RELEASE

As every year, the new Cru Guardiavigna vintage will be available on all markets from 1 October on. This time it is 2013's turn: an excellent year! Guardiavigna is the expression of Podere Forte's best terroirs, with a fine cuvée combining the close-knit weave and structure of Cabernet Franc, the...

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13-9-2016 ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

Last July was time to successfully renew our ISO 14001 Environment Certificate achieved back in 2010. The company, which has always endorsed respect for the environment and the area, is constantly committed to enhancing environment quality. Among the improvements, we have purchased new vehicles...

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26-7-2016 ITALY’S FINEST WINES

“Italy’s Finest Wines”  - We review and wine guide.
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22-7-2016 MARCO ACQUAFREDDA

Susanna Deiana, the painter from Sardinia showcasing, until 3rd July 2016, her wondrous world made of bright colours and surreal structures, and populated by gnomes and pixies, will be followed by Marco Acquafredda, former student at “Duccio di Boninsegna” Art School and at Florence Art Academy,...

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17-6-2016 FROM WINE CELLAR: ACTIVITIES IN PROGRESS AND/OR NEWS

Assemblages for 2014 wine were completed in the month of May, and we will soon start bottling Petruccino, followed by Guardiavigna and, finally, Petrucci. Complexity and freshness make the main features of the vintage, accompanied by refinement - of course. 2015 wine is steadily ageing in our...

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17-6-2016 FRESH ENERGY AT PODERE FORTE

April welcomed Camilla Braccianti, born in 1988, who came to support our Lab Manager with her Bachelor's Degree in biology. She will be with us until harvest time, and then carry on with her studies to achieve a Specialisation Degree in molecular biology. She will flank Sara Parricchi as regards...

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17-6-2016 “HYDROGEOLOGIC MANAGEMENT”

Painstaking and ongoing care and energy devoted to the farming grounds make the essential keys to the maintenance and protection of Podere Forte's macrocosms. We create new canals for draining rainwater, and optimise existing ones through constant consolidation of the retaining walls. Water...

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17-6-2016 FROM VINEYARDS:ACTIVITIES, VINE STATUS AND TREATMENTS

Vegetation awakening is matched with a set of farming activities, including biodynamic preparation spreading, fungicide treatments,  green manure handling and mowing, ploughing. Preparation 500P, namely corn manure, was spread twice. It is the basic preparation in biodynamic farming: made with...

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17-6-2016 NEW VINEYARDS: 2016’S PLANTING SCHEDULE

Planting a new vineyard implies a long and meticulous process to be planned in detail; the key stages include accurate land study and arrangement, and careful selection of the rootstocks and varieties to be planted. Propagation is mainly carried out according to massal selection, which enables us...

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16-6-2016 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2016

Over 16 thousand wines, from all over the world, at the “Decanter World Wine Awards 2016” contest. Italy brilliantly stood out from the crowd, with 58 wines in the gold medal ranking, 22 of which Tuscan. This extremely limited number included as many as two Podere Forte wines: Petrucci 2012 and...

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14-6-2016 “FIORITURA FORTE”

“Fioritura Forte”, the contemporary art exhibition set in the Podere's gardens is still running. This year the event will host works by Piero Sbarluzzi from Saturday 27 August to mid October. 

Born in Pienza in 1939, Piero Sbarluzzi first came in contact with the world of art and work in his early...

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14-6-2016 OSTERIA PERILLA’: THE NEW WINE CELLAR

Summer is approaching, and Osteria Perillà has opened its new wine cellar, located in a former mill in the oldest part of the building. Roughly 500 labels ranging from leading regional wines to France's most prestigious, to gain insight in a quiet and relaxing environment.

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14-6-2016 SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016

We will soon open the 3rd edition of the Summer Festival, once again packed with cultural events, classical, blues and jazz concerts, and drama, plus a couple of breathtaking surprises. The whole gloriously set in  Rocca d’Orcia, a tiny hamlet perched on a scenic beauty spot, drenched in history,...

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13-6-2016 HONG KONG AUCTION

Hong Kong, 24 April 2016: revamped Italian restaurant “Giando”, the metropolis' soundly established gastronomical landmark, hosted the wine auction by Gelardini&Romani auction house. The auction catalogue featuring the world's rarest, most pricey and renowned wineries also presented a number of...

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13-6-2016 PICCOLA FATTORIA FORTE

 “Piccola Fattoria Forte” (The Small Forte Farm), is a project that kicked off in 2015, wanted by Podere Forte and coordinated by Dott. Giorgio Ciacci, aimed to introduce children to food and environment. This year the project schedule includes an open-air campus with classes on the five senses,...

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13-6-2016 WINE CELLAR TOURS

Visiting Podere Forte makes an engaging experience, also taste and smell wise. Summer is certainly one of the best times for calling. Nature has awakened once again, the roses are in bloom, and the vines will soon yield their fruit. 

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13-6-2016 THE OIL FLY

The project on new oil fly prevention techniques is still in progress. It is the outcome of the collaboration involving Podere Forte, the CNR Molecular Science and Technology Institute, and the Chemistry Department of Milan University, and is aimed to devise new eco-friendly products for treating...

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7-6-2016 THE “FATTORIA POLIVALENTE” AND PODERE FORTE’S BREEDING FARMS

Podere Forte is not just a farm. It is a balanced microcosm in which every human, animal, vegetable, and piece of land collaborates to create products of the highest quality. The search for perfection means, before anything, harmony. It is for this that Podere Forte was created according to an...

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7-6-2016 REPELLERS

With their shoots and fruit, vines make an easy prey for a number of species. Ungolata love the tender shoots, to such an extent they devour them, jeopardising flower and fruit development. Several winged animals simply adore grapes when almost ripe and rich in sugar. It is therefore necessary to...

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7-6-2016 LARGE FORMATS

Just very few, rare and precious bottles of Petrucci and Guardiavigna are exceptionally available direct from the Cantina Storica wine cellar. The whole large-format production has been lovingly treasured in the cellar vault and never sold - until now. Each bottle is numbered, stylishly sports fine...

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6-6-2016 PATTERN, HONG KONG MAGAZINE

On Pattern, the Lyfe Style Hong Kong magazine a full page on Podere Forte wines

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12-5-2016 SUSANNA DEIANA

Susanna Deiana works on exhibit at Spazio Se, the exhibition hall,  from May 7th until Sunday, July 3rd.

The opening on Saturday May 7 at 16:00.

L'Osteria Perilla will care of the refreshments, made of Podere Forte products and cold cuts.

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3-5-2016 ORCIA WINE FESTIVAL 2016

Orcia, the best wine in the world” . Orcia Wine festival  took place from 22nd to 25th of April 2016 in the medieval context of Palazzo Chigi, in the beautiful village of San Quirico D'Orcia, was held.
An apointment full of events and performances that have amused and entertained the many tourists...

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31-3-2016 ASYA: THE BEST “METODO CLASSICO” EVER PRODUCED IN TUSCANY

L’Espresso – March 25, 2016: Asya: the best “metodo classico” ever produced in Tuscany.

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21-3-2016 ANOTHER ARTICLE ON “LIFESTYLE JOURNAL”

Another article on ”LifeStyle Journal" of “Hong Kong Economic Journal”, by Keith Kan, on Podere Forte event at the 8 ½ Bombana.

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18-3-2016 PETRUCCI 2010 AND 2011 ON JANCISROBINSON.COM

Great satisfaction for Petrucci 2010 and 2011 scores of Jancis Robinson following the tasting of Walter Speller . To the article .
 

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1-3-2016 OSTERIA PERILLA’: REOPENING

After the winter break, “Osteria Perillà” Restaurant is going to open again on March 5, to welcome guests with a new menu,  always based on high quality raw materials coming from Podere Forte organic farm.

Please note that the we are open every day for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesday and...

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29-2-2016 RAY KHOO WRITE OF PODERE FORTE ON MR MAGAZINE

The journalist Ray Khoo write of Podere Forte on the “wine talk” of MR magazine.

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26-2-2016 GRIZZLY: NEW SUPERLIGHT FARMING MACHINERY

0.13 g/cm2 is the pressure ratio our new Grizzly tractors will develop while driving among the rows in our vineyards. To understand such value, you just need to know that the specific pressure of a man standing on his own two feet is much greater. Research has encouraged us to study with the Rodag...

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26-2-2016 WOOD: WINE AGING, PHILOSOPHY, CHOICE AND USE

We have been collaborating with the best French cooperages for over 15 years: Francois Freres and Taransaud - it is  with them that we thoroughly analyse the wood for ageing our wines, we asses the forest of origin, wood grain, lenght of aging in the open air, and finally define the best degree of...

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26-2-2016 ENOSIS: ADVICE AND COLLABORATION

Podere Forte and Enosis, owner Donato Lanati, have been involved in a partnership since 1997, when the great Luigi Veronelli arranged their very first meeting. 

Enosis has always carried out research applied to the winemaking sector, from the vineyard to the cellar. The last years have been...

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26-2-2016 NEW 2016 VINES

Vineyard expansion is still in progress. Starting March, 5 hectares will be planted as follows: 2.5 ha Greco di tufo, 2 ha Sangiovese, and 0.5 ha Pinot Noir. The birth of a new vineyard implies a long process preceded by detailed soil testing, accurate hydro-geological management, and by specific...

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26-2-2016 PRUNING

Vine pruning, the first and fundamental step in 2016's campaign, took off in late January. The company has chosen Guyot training for French vine varieties, while goblet trellises mainly apply to Sangiovese, with a small percentage of Guyot. In addition, “espalier” pruning - also known as...

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26-2-2016 VINITALY 2016

Vinitaly, the International Show for Italian wines and spirits, has turned 50, and Podere Forte will take part in the event.

An annual occasion for welcoming once again business partners, and to meet new ones -both Italian and foreing; an occasion for analysing and consolidating partnerships.

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25-2-2016 1° WINE&SIENA FAIR

Siena, Palazzo Salimbeni – 1° Fiera Wine&Siena

The video interview to our Commerciale & Marketing Director Giovani Mazzoni.
 

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24-2-2016 AN ARTICLE ON THE MAGAZINE “LIFE & STYLE”

From the Life&Style pages of MING PAO magazine, a full page on Podere Forte and on the event of last November by Bombana 8, ½.

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23-2-2016 ASSEMBLAGES: THE TREND FOR 2014 VINTAGE WINES

The vintage is now undergoing the final barrel-ageing stage. The bottling process will end in April as regards Petruccino, and in June for Petrucci and Guardiavigna. 12 February was the day for the annual meeting with dott. Lanati for assemblage definition. It was a very positive gathering; we are...

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23-2-2016 PETRUCCI 2012 RELEASE

Petrucci 2012 new vintage will be available on all markets on 1 March. Petrucci wine, created in 2001 and made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, is named after the stunning ancient farm. Petrucci, Podere Forte's flagship wine, is the product of the best parcels, and the highest expression of our...

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16-2-2016 ANTEPRIMA ASYA

Last 14 February 2016, renowned three Michelin star restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri hosted the first presentation ever of ASYA, the brand new Classic Method Quality Sparkling Rose Wine 100% Pinot Noir, aged 60 months on the lees. 

Cav. Pasquale Forte, the founder and owner, poignantly recounted the...

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2-2-2016 “THE NEW TUSCAN CUISINE”

The guide "The New Tuscan Cuisine" describes the best Tuscan recipes combined with great Tuscan wines, including our Orcia Rosso Guardiavigna DOC 2001.

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2-2-2016 Podere Forte on web magazine “Zester Daily.com”

We propose the article written by the journalist Rosemary George after visiting  Podere Forte last November 2015.

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23-12-2015 “IL TACCUINO DEI RISTORANTI D’ITALIA 2016” guide

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23-12-2015 “I MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI” guide

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23-12-2015 BIBENDA 2016 GUIDE

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23-12-2015 “I VINI DI VERONELLI” guide

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23-12-2015 IL GOLOSARIO

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23-12-2015 WineGo guide

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23-12-2015 OINOS PRESS REVIEW

Petrucci: The best portrait of a territory patrimony of the humanity.

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21-12-2015 2015’s GRAPE HARVEST

We started off with great expectations, backed by balanced development throughout the year, by benevolent weather, and by constant  and reassuring fruit sampling and lab analysis. It all happened a few days earlier than in the last years - a winning choice as  the rainy week in late September was...

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21-12-2015 CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN ROCCA D’ORCIA

A Christmas concert featuring the local Philharmonic will take place in San Simeone church Saturday 12 December at 9.15 pm. A great occasion for exchanging greetings, toasting with sparkling wine, and sharing panettone.

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21-12-2015 “Piccola Fattoria Forte” on the move!

The “Piccola Fattoria Forte” project, now popular beyond the company's boundaries, was hosted in Piazza del Campo square, Siena, for the “Mercato nel Campo” event, held on 5 and 6 December 2015. On that occasion kids had their try at preparing typical dishes and at tackling senses.... Read all

21-12-2015 Osteria Perillà: Christmas Lunch

Osteria Perillà is preparing to welcome its customers for the upcoming Christmas holidays. The menu will be enhanced by seasonal specialties prepared, as always, with raw materials from Podere Forte. The atmosphere will be cosy and Christmassy, of course, with specially decorated interiors and a...

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21-12-2015 PFEIFFER’S CIRCULAR CHROMATOGRAPHY

This year in late November, Podere Forte was the venue for the long-awaited training course on circular chromatography, by Dott. Maurizio Peruzzi. It is a holistic analysis method that, together with sensitive crystallisation, shows us the vital properties of soil and compost. Also this technique...

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21-12-2015 GRAPE SORTING

Every single action concerning the vineyard is carried out with utmost care, from pruning and  choosing  the shoots, to harvesting, which covers three different collection stages according to grape and bunch  size and degree of ripeness. Focus is on detail throughout grape and bunch quality...

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21-12-2015 Oil campaign 2015

What an oil! Bright green with yellow highlights, great aroma complexity:  green tomato, artichoke, celery, and herbs. Rich in polyphenols, with a full and enveloping palate,  a bitter and hot finish,  excellently persistent.The harvest began on 15 October and ended on 12 November; the olives were...

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21-12-2015 TREATMENTS IN THE VINEYARD: FLADEN PREPARATION – MARIA THUN

Autumn, vibrant  yellow and red-streaked vineyards, leaves  falling softly. The end of a season, of a cycle, ...or the beginning of another.  Actually each season has its own key stages and vital processes, different vineyard tasks to be carried out cyclically. In autumn, once harvest is over,...

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10-12-2015 FROM THE MARKETS

The autum quarter has always been all about intense PR work and international events. It leads us to the end of the year and brings on the sales peak season, along with the time to get in touch with importers at the customary Budget Meetings, and for the Release of the new 2012 Petruccino and...

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9-12-2015 Petruccino 2013 AND Guardiavigna 2012 RELEASE

The 1 of October was release day for both Petruccino 2013 and Guardiavigna 2012 in all markets. We presented and celebrated their arrival in several foreign markets that had been eagerly awaiting the occasion for weeks. Petruccino, our "Premier Cru", was created in 2002 and is closely bound to the...

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4-12-2015 Christmas concert

Podere Forte presents the Christmas concert of the Philharmonic " The Castilian ", conducted by Ivano Rossi .
 

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30-11-2015 PRESS CONFERENCE PODERE FORTE - HONG KONG

Last Monday, November 23rd, the press conference to launch and present Podere Forte in Hong Kong.  More than twenty journalists coming from the international life-style and wine magazines attended to the event. For the occasion we presented both the current and the more aged vintages, masterly...

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26-11-2015 Rubinacci Atelier Event

Two luxury fashion houses in a wonderful location, the Rubinacci atelier, in the heart of Milan's fashion district. United by the same origins and by the hint for excellence, the maison Rubinacci, a must of Italian fashion, elegance and charm, and Parmigiani undisputed master of the time, his...

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23-11-2015 Petrucci at wine auction

Podere Forte’s wines, for the second time in this 2015 on auction. This time in Hong Kong at the event organized by Gelardini & Romani Wine Auction. Sunday, November 8th our Petrucci was 'beaten' in various sizes and vintages; all lots have gone sold out with important and exciting raises in price....

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12-11-2015 Podere Forte meets restaurants in Vienna

Podere Forte meets restaurants in Vienna in a picturesque location at the top of the Kw47.
Organized by Morandell, the event was a great success and once again, the farm was involved with our Petrucci, Guardiavigna and Petruccino.
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9-11-2015 From Robert Parker Blog - Mr.Jorgen Lindstrom tasting notes

From Robert Parker Blog, after the Villa D’Este World Wine Symposium, the abstract of the tasting notes on Petrucci 2011, recorded in Sweden, on a panel of 64 wine professionals. Yesterday evening, I conducted a Super Tuscan tasting for 60+ persons in my home town, and even more importantly for the...

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9-11-2015 VILLA D’ESTE “Wine Symposium 2015”

The 2015 edition of the most exclusive wine symposium of the year took place in the beautiful frame of Villa D’Este on Lake Como. We were among the protagonist both in the tasting section and in the seminars. We brought our Petrucci 2011, Guardiavigna 2012, 2011 and 2010 and raised great success...

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29-10-2015 Rubinacci Event

Last October 21, in London, we took part to the celebration of  the first 10 years of the Rubinacci boutique, the historical Neapolitan tailor’s house, that since 2005 has landed at the 96 of Mount Street. For the occasion, we have offered guests our wine Petrucci 2008 Magnum.  The six rare bottles...

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29-10-2015 EMPORIO RIAMA’ NEW OPENING HOURS

Autumn opening hours:

from Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am - 16:00 pm 
Sunday October 25: closed

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22-10-2015 Podere Forte for the 2015 edition of Golosaria

Last October 18th Podere Forte was on stage at the Agorà Theatre for The 2015 edition of Golosaria.  We were among the 21 Champions who represent the 21 Italian Regions for innovation, development and growth, at the highest levels of Quality. Podere Forte represented Quality and Innovation for...

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22-10-2015 “VINI D’ITALIA” - GAMBERO ROSSO GUIDE 2016”

Views the page of "Vini d'Italia" - Gambero Rosso 2016.

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19-10-2015 Our Petrucci on the magazine “Ming Pao Weekly”

Our Petrucci on the magazine "Ming Pao Weekly" from Hong Kong, following the visit of journalist Ronny Lau.

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16-10-2015 “Petruccino and Jaguar in tour”

The Svanen Wine shop of Oslo, is sponsoring the presentation of the New Jaguar XF with Petruccino 2013 as testimonial. Two big news in advance the new Born Jaguar model and the new Petruccino 2013 Vintage!
 

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2-10-2015 PETRUCCINO 2013 - RELEASE

Yesterday October 1st 2015 the new great vintage of  Petruccino 2013 has been released. This wine has a strong link with Petrucci, the symbol and ultimate expression of our production. Actually Petruccino recalls a sort of "little brother", hence its nickname .. but it fully enjoys of our same...

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14-9-2015 “PICCOLA FATTORIA FORTE” PROJECT

The 18 August was dedicated to the presentation of the “Piccola Fattoria Forte” project, an initiative strongly supported by Podere Forte, aimed at educating children on food and environment issues. Dott. Giorgio Ciacci, the project coordinator, welcomed the children with a lesson on the senses, on...

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14-9-2015 CARTA LIBERTATIS: THE CHARTER OF LIBERTY LIVES ON IN ROCCA D’ORCIA

In 1207, Count Guido Medico di Tentennano, Lord of Rocca d'Orcia (Siena), granted the villagers a   "Charta Libertatis", which not only stated the peasants’ duties but also their rights against the feudal Lord. Such document was one of the first concrete specimens of emancipation from feudal...

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14-9-2015 ALEANDRO MONACI EXHIBITING AT SPAZIO SE

Aleardo Monaci’s exhibition was opened on 12 August at Spazio SE in Rocca d’Orcia. The peasant painter, as he was nicknamed, was born in Castiglione d'Orcia (SI) on October 17, 1908, and died in Castiglione d'Orcia (SI) on July 23, 1989. Aleardo was a strong man, a man full of daring, but also...

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14-9-2015 ROCCA D’ORCIA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015

The second edition of “Rocca d’Orcia Summer Festival” has just finished, recording large audiences that appreciated the varied show programme. The viewers, encouraged by remarkable weather, loved the stunning hamlet of   Rocca d’Orcia for a couple hours entertainment. This year, Podere Fortes's...

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14-9-2015 MERANO INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL 2015

Once again, Podere Forte will take part in the show to be held in Merano from 6 to 9 November 2015. Only the 6th will be dedicated to the “BIO & DYNAMICA” day, exclusively for organic and/or biodynamic winemakers. The show panel has selected two of our biodynamic wines:  Petrucci 2012 and...

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14-9-2015 PETRUCCINO 2013 RELEASE

Petruccino 2013 wine will be available on all markets from 1 October 2015. Petruccino has a strong connection with Petrucci, the winery's flagship and top wine; as a matter of fact it is a kind of "little brother", status that its name gives away ( -ino is an Italian suffix meaning "little") ......

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14-9-2015 WHEAT HARVEST

The company's 112 hectares arable fields, situated within the municipality of   San Quirico d'Orcia, were selected and acquired in 2012 thanks to their specific soil rich in clay. The land has been treated according to the principles of biodynamics since it was purchased, therefore all the cereals...

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14-9-2015 FROM THE VINEYARDS

Excellent expectations for 2015's harvest.The year's climatic evolution was fascinating; a mild winter that also benefited from 10 harsh days, and the right proportion of spring rain led to balanced plant development. The summer was marked by heat waves that triggered early maturation -  by...

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14-9-2015 ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

Respect for nature, plus certified organic and biodynamic farming are the foundations of the winery. Podere Forte has further enhanced them by complying with European environment certification    ISO 14001 regulations since 2010 - successfully renewed last July. Over the years, we have implemented...

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14-9-2015 FROM THE WINE CELLAR

The wine cellar is all set to welcome 2015's yield. The 500, 380, 250 and 200 kg wooden vats have been reopened after resting 9 months – taking in and seeing the colours of the last harvest once again is such an exciting experience! The vats are thoroughly washed with acidified water, which allows...

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14-9-2015 TESTING LABORATORY

Podere Forte’s in-house oeno-chemical testing lab was established back in 2004. It is in charge of monitoring the whole winemaking production process, from bunch ripening to wine marketing. Laboratory management and development was entrusted to Sara Parricchi, supported by oenologist Cristian...

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3-9-2015 HARVEST IN PODERE FORTE

The balanced climate of August allow us to pick up perfectly ripened fruits. We started the harvest of the Merlot in different parcels: Terzuoli, Orniello and Ciliegio plot.
In the picture, workers start early at sunrise with the fresher temperatures, important detail that fully maintain the...

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25-8-2015 MUSIC CONCERT YEARS ‘30

Tuesday, August 25 at 21:30 by the PRO LOCO (Castiglione D'Orcia), the last music concert at '30s with the Arcadia Swing Orchestra.

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4-8-2015 EMPORIO RIAMA’ NEW OPENING HOURS

August opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday closed
Thursday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm 
Sunday: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm 

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29-7-2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015

Following its latest box office hit, Rocca d'Orcia Summer Festival, the multi-event dedicated to culture and organised by  Podere Forte at stunning Rocca d’Orcia, will soon be back with a really exciting 2015 edition from 7 to 25 August. The programme features several big names, whose performances...

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20-7-2015 OIINOS MAGAZINE AND PODERE FORTE

Oinos magazine dedicates an article to our Sales & Marketing Director Giovanni Mazzoni.

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16-7-2015 AWARD FOR PODERE FORTE WINES

We wish to share with you another international award for Podere Forte wines. It is with great satisfaction that we announce that  the prestigious American Magazine “Wine Enthusiast” has tasted our Guardiavigna 2011 and conferred a very high score in the top list!

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15-7-2015 OUR WINES TO THE WORLD WINE AWARDS

We have taken part with our wines to the World Wine Awards, one among the most prestigious competitions of the field, organized by the famous English Wine Magazine "Decanter". Our Petrucci and Guardiavigna have received the Silver medal, and our Petruccino the Bronze one!

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30-6-2015 PETRUCCI ON MAGAZINE “ANNUAL CUCINA”

At page 44 of the magazine " Annual Cucina " June release, we can find the description of Podere Forte's Petrucci wine.

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