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Interview of MRs Giuseppina Grazioli – Sales Manager – Tenuta Maddalena for AsiaImportNews – Exclusive
Could you please tell us the story of your winery, when it was created and how it developed decades after decades ?
A strong passion for the territory and wine drove a group of friends to make a big dream come true: becoming winemakers. A young spirit drawing its desire to express love for an ancient and fascinating craft from the experience inherited from past generations in full respect of the natural cycle of the vine, still maintaining the principles that underlie the folk wisdom. The vineyards on which today Tenuta Maddalena is still working were previously run by Tempesta family in order to make wine for their use or for friends. Then two of the sons, together with some other friends gave birth to Tenuta Maddalena winery and started in 2007 their first harvest as a new identity.
What sort of wines are you producing ?
We produce 7 different kind of wines from International grapes (Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, etc.) and we are part of the Alto Mincio IGP area.
How important are your export distribution compared to national distribution ?
Today export sales represent approximately 20% of our total turnover, but our aim is to increase this percentage in the next few years.
What sort of distributors are your customers ?
In Italy we work with HORECA customers but also with small retailers and with private users. As for the export, our main customers are small importers.
Why your wines are different from other wineries in your area ?
Because we are the youngest winery in the area, both from our individual age point of view (I am 40…) and also for the way of thinking point of view. We are focusing on quality and on bringing our small territory, a little bit hidden between the Garda Lake and Franciacorta areas, to be known to the world.
Do you produce grapes in a organic or environmental friendly method, or with general methods ?
We are working with general methods from a “legal “ point of view, but our way of working in practice is much closer to nature than many “organic” companies. We do not believe a lot in this kind of certifications, most of all as for the Italian territory.
Are your wines already distributed in Asia, and if not what are the countries you are looking for new distributors ?
We are currently selling our wines in China, but we would be very much interested in other countries, such as Japan for example.
Is there anything who want to add about your wines, story or any news ?
I believe wines can talk much better than us, but since they voice can only be heard by close, I would say we can make the difference in such a huge wine market, because we are coming from a little area, almost unknown even to Italian people, and this could be of great interest… discovering which shades can get a Merlot when it grows on our sweet hills.
Thank you MRs Giuseppina Grazioli – Sales Manager – Tenuta Maddalena for your time and answers!
Tenuta Maddalena: www.tenutamaddalena.it
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