Ep. 48 Monty Waldin interviews Michael Schmelzer (Monte Bernardi Winery)
In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Michael Schmelzer, owner of the Monte Bernardi Winery in Chianti Classico. A German-American producer who arrived in Tuscany in 2003, Michael tells Monty about his viticulture studies in Australia and his "Retromarcia" wine-making philosophy --literally meaning reverse but also the name of one of their wines-- implying the commitment to go "back to simple and straight-forward Chianti Classico." Tune in for an exciting conversation about Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and biodynamic wine-making.