Italian Ambassador’s Corner: Xiaowen Du IWA interviews Elena Fucci/“意大利葡萄酒大使角“:杜小雯IWA采访Elena Fucci

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▲  Italian Ambassador’s Corner: Xiaowen Du IWA interviews Elena Fucci

采访音频链接🔗:

喜马拉雅FM – 【意大利葡萄酒播客】Italian Wine Podcast第627集

【意大利葡萄酒播客】Italian Wine Podcast 网站

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Initiated by Stevie Kim, the founder of Vinitaly International Academy, the concept behind this summer series of Ambassador’s Corner is to let Italian Wine Ambassadors and Wine Lovers have the opportunity to interview their favorite producers.

▲  Vinitaly International Academy 创始人Stevie Kim
图片来源:Vinitaly International Academy

由Vinitaly International Academy创始人Stevie Kim发起这个夏季的“大使角”系列的概念是让“意大利葡萄酒大使”和葡萄酒爱好者有机会采访他们最喜欢的意大利酿酒师/生产商。

Stevie Kim: Tell us why you selected Elena Fucci as your favorite producer?

Xiao: Well, as I have been working here with Stevie at Vinitaly International for more than 3.5 years and had the chance to be exposed to many excellent Italian wine producers. Among them, Elena Fucci has a special place in my heart for the following reasons. To begin with, her brand image is her warm, smiling face; she represents herself, her winery and her hometown – Basilicata; and I was touched even deeper when I saw the photo of her grandpa working actively in the vineyard at the age of 95. My grandma is the closest person to me in the whole world. I want nothing but for her to be happy and healthy; Last but not least, as my secret dream of making my own wine in the future, I honestly couldn’t relate myself to the winemaking families of many generations as I simply don’t have anything to start with. Elena Fucci, instead, is the first generation female winemaker who put her name on her own winery. She basically showed me that my dream is not impossible. She is my role model and that’s why she is my favorite. 

▲ Elena Fucci 和她的酒庄Elena Fucci 
图片来源:Azienda Agricola Elena Fucci

Stevie Kim: 告诉我们你为什么选择 Elena Fucci 作为你最喜欢的酿酒师?

杜小雯:我在Vinitaly International和Stevie一起工作了超过三年半,有机会接触到许多优秀的意大利葡萄酒生产商。其中,Elena Fucci在我心中有着特殊的位置,原因如下。首先,她的品牌形象是她洋溢着温暖的笑脸; 她代表了她本人,她的酒庄和她的家乡——巴西利卡塔(Basilicata); 当我看到她爷爷95岁在葡萄园里精神矍铄的工作照时,我的感触颇深。我姥姥是这个世界上和我最亲近的人。我最大的愿望就是她每天都健康快乐; 最后但同样重要的是,作为我的秘密梦想,在未来酿造我自己的葡萄酒,老实说,我无法将自己与时代传承的葡萄酒酿造家族相联系,因为我根本没有任何可以利用的资源作为起点。相反,Elena Fucci是将自己的名字印在自己酒庄上的第一代女性酿酒师。她让我明白,我的梦想并非没有可能。她是我的榜样,这就是为什么她是我的最爱的意大利葡萄酒酿酒师。

▲ Elena Fucci 95岁的爷爷Generoso(意大利语的意思是:慷慨)活跃在葡萄园中 
图片来源:elenafuccivini.com

Stevie Kim: What are the learning objectives that we should expect from this interview?

Xiao: Let’s learn more about Aglianico grape, Aglianico del Vulture to be more precise; And let’s learn more about Elena’s new winemaking project with Amphora. 

▲ Elena Fucci酒窖中的陶瓦(terracotta)双耳罐、
用来酿造&陈酿“TITOLO BY AMPHORA”
图片来源:elenafuccivini.com

Stevie Kim: How did you discover the wines of Elena Fucci

Xiao: I tried Elena Fucci’s wine many times, and I would like to share my most recent tasting experience. 

As a staff member working behind the scenes of many Vinitaly events, I witnessed the toughness of the Vinitaly International Academy  (VIA) exam first hand, which made me want to take the challenge and achieve the goal of becoming a certified Italian Wine Ambassador. Last year, I had the chance to participate in the agile edition. And last month, I sat the tasting session and the exam. During the tasting, I re-discovered Elena Fucci’s TITOLO. During the 3 days of intensive tastings with all the benchmark wines from all over Italy, Elena Fucci’s wine remained in my memory. Both the intensity on the nose and the concentration on the palate are indeed impressive. Here are some of my tasting notes: “Deep purple in color, blackberry balanced with sweet spices such as cinnamon, floral notes such as violet and herbal notes such as bay leaf, and the tannins are high, ripe and fine-grained”. Aglianico del Vulture is a lesser-known and underappreciated treasure from the south of Italy, and I would like to shine a spotlight on Elena Fucci and her wine. 

▲  Elena Fucci的Titolo在VIA维罗纳旗舰版课程的品鉴酒单中
图片来源:Vinitaly International Academy

Stevie Kim: 你是如何发现Elena Fucci的葡萄酒的?

杜小雯:我多次品尝了Elena Fucci的葡萄酒,我想分享一下我最近的品尝经验。

作为许多Vinitaly活动的幕后工作人员,我亲眼目睹了Vinitaly International Academy (VIA)考试的严酷。这让我萌生了接受挑战的愿望,以实现成为意大利葡萄酒认证大使的目标。去年,我有机会成为VIA的学员。上个月,我参加了品酒会和考试。在品酒过程中,我重新发现了Elena Fucci的“TITOLO”。在为期3天的意大利典范葡萄酒品鉴会中,Elena Fucci的葡萄酒一直留在我的记忆中。无论是在香气强度和口腔中的集中确实令人印象深刻。以下是我的一些品酒笔记:“颜色呈深紫色,黑莓与甜香料(如肉桂)相平衡,花香(如紫罗兰)和香草(如月桂叶),单宁含量高、然而质感成熟而细腻。”Aglianico del Vulture是意大利南部鲜为人知的宝藏,我想让大家关注一下Elena Fucci和她的葡萄酒。

▲  2021年6月23日,杜小雯通过Vinitaly“意大利葡萄酒大使”认证
图片来源:Vinitaly International Academy

Xiaowen DU (Xiao) is a passionate and dedicated wine professional who has spent more than 3.5 years working on marketing & promotion for Italian wine at Vinitaly International. In June 2021, she became a Vinitaly International Academy (V.I.A.) certified Italian Wine Ambassador (I.W.A.). Xiao’s wine journey started in 2011 when she became an undergraduate of Asia’s first College of Enology in China. After winning an Erasmus + scholarship right after graduation in 2015, she got the chance to study in Europe. Then she gained a Vinifera joint European M.Sc. in Viticulture and Enology from Montpellier SupAgro (France) and University of Udine (Italy) in 2017. The production of two vintages gave her strong connections with the winemaking process, one at Château Lagarosse in Bordeaux, France (2014); and the other at Flowers Vineyards and Winery at Sonoma Coast, California (2016). As the lifelong wine education continues, she is currently studying for the WSET Diploma.

▲  杜小雯在花簇酒庄(Flowers Vineyards and Winery)做榨期:橡木桶清洗消毒

Xiaowen DU (Xiao) is a passionate and dedicated wine professional who has spent more than 3.5 years working on marketing & promotion for Italian wine at Vinitaly International. In June 2021, she became a Vinitaly International Academy (V.I.A.) certified Italian Wine Ambassador (I.W.A.). Xiao’s wine journey started in 2011 when she became an undergraduate of Asia’s first College of Enology in China. After winning an Erasmus + scholarship right after graduation in 2015, she got the chance to study in Europe. Then she gained a Vinifera joint European M.Sc. in Viticulture and Enology from Montpellier SupAgro (France) and University of Udine (Italy) in 2017. The production of two vintages gave her strong connections with the winemaking process, one at Château Lagarosse in Bordeaux, France (2014); and the other at Flowers Vineyards and Winery at Sonoma Coast, California (2016). As the lifelong wine education continues, she is currently studying for the WSET Diploma.

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图片来源:Stevie Kim的Facebook page

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B. Sc. Viticulture & Enology; Vinifera EuroMaster M.Sc. Viticulture, Enology & Wine Marketing; IWA; WSET Diploma candidate (80% ✅)🔛 ------------------------------- 👣 WSET Diploma candidate, lifelong wine education continues; 👣 VIA (Vinitaly International Academy) certified Italian Wine Ambassador; 👣 3.5 + years work experience in marketing & promotion for 🇮🇹🍷, with a specialty of Wine Social Media Advertising; 👣 6 years of academic training in Viticulture, Enology and Wine Marketing at top-tier universities both in China 🇨🇳 and Europe (🇫🇷 & 🇮🇹); 👣 2 harvest as a trainee winemaker in Bordeaux, France 🇫🇷 (2014) and Sonoma Coast, USA 🇺🇸(2016); 👣 many wine exhibition experiences as an exhibitor, promoter, and interpreter

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