Lamberto Frescobaldi elected President of UIV
Elections at the top of the Italian Wine Union for the new National Council. Together with Lamberto Frescobaldi as president, the two new vice-presidents were elected: Chiara Lungarotti and Sandro Sartor.
Lamberto Frescobaldi is the new president of Unione Italiana Vini (UIV). Elected unanimously today in Rome by the National Council on the occasion of the general assembly of the main association of the sector, the president of Marchesi Frescobaldi succeeds Ernesto Abbona and will be joined by vice-presidents Chiara Lungarotti (sole director of Cantine Lungarotti) and Sandro Sartor (CEO Ruffino Group and Emea region of Constellation Brands).
"Among the priorities of the next mandate - said Lamberto Frescobaldi - there is certainly that of giving continuity to the activity of my predecessors, who made the Italian Wine Union an organization able to involve and represent in an organic way all the components of the production chain. We will be particularly attentive both on a national and international level to the hot topics of the sector, starting from those related to health to sustainable wines, that with the new single rule have the possibility to give a concrete answer to an aspect that is abused and subject of greenwashing in other sectors. Finally, we would like to give an identity to a considerable part of the 50% of Italian wine not having a denomination".
Lamberto Frescobaldi, Florentine, represents the thirtieth generation of winemakers in the family. With a degree in viticulture from the University of Davis, California, he leads a company - Marchesi Frescobaldi - of about 1,500 hectares of vineyards divided between various estates in Tuscany and Friuli. Academician of Georgofili, the new Uiv president (former vice president) has also developed a collaboration with the Prison Institute of Gorgona Island (Livorno) for the production of wines inside the prison.
Unione italiana vini, which appointed the new national council, has today about 730 members representing more than 150 thousand wine growers and more than 85% of the Italian wine turnover. The association, which has been active since 1895, is now made up of about a hundred people working in Rome, Milan and Verona.