Born in San Casciano in the “Val di Pesa” province of Florence.
Dora Marchi is a biologist and an oenologist, she worked at Antinori in Tuscany for 12 years before moving to Piedmont, where she has been cooperating with Enosis for approximately 20 years. Over the years she has successfully organized and delivered numerous courses covering various aspects of oenology for 1st and 2nd degree level students at the department of Wine-Growing and Enology at the University of Turin.
Dora Marchi, is an expert member of the Technological Oenological Commission of OIV, and for this reason she is Donato Lanati’s “right – hand woman”!
Her role at Enosis is that of Technical Manager, with responsibility for the management of the laboratory, quality control and maintaining client relationships.
In addition to the above responsibilities, she loves teaching and is also passionate about research. She deals directly with clients for the training and education of the technicians in their wine cellars. She is also very interested in microbiology, in the sensorial analysis of grapes and in the study of cork, corks and alternative closures.
She is a tireless promoter of non intrusive enology, preferring enology based on extensive knowledge of varieties starting from the primary and secondary metabolism of the grape.
Dora Marchi loves rosé wines , on which she has performed numerous experiments and carried out a considerable amount of research , she is also very fond of the black Pinot, not only the indigenous Italian variety throughout the world.
In the Enosis laboratory her work has involved research into the natural antioxidants of the grape and the wine, on the sour idrossicinnamicis and on the flavonolis with an aim to reduce the sulphites in the wines. She is currently carrying out an in depth study on the quercetina.
Whilst being the author of numerous papers and publications herself, she also assisted Donato Lanati with the writing and layout of his books “De Vino” and “il Gaglioppo e i suoi fratelli".
2004 Vitenda – " Il sughero resterà a galla?" Interrogativo sui tappi Donato Lanati Dora Marchi.
2004 L'Enologo – Luglio –Agosto 2004 "Impiego di preparazioni enzimatiche e di tannini nella vinificazione in rosso" Dora Marchi, Giacomo Mazza, Erika Barbieri.
2004 Vigne e Vini n°9 – "Impiego di enzimi per macerazione pellicolare in uve bianche" Giacomo Mazza, Dora Marchi, Patrizia Cascio, Paola Manassero.
2005 Vitenda – "La nuova Zelanda e il suo vino: NonsoloSauvignon Dora Marchi.
2006 Vitenda – "Enologia varietale e innovazione" Dora Marchi.
2007 Vitenda – "Enfant terribile" Dora Marchi
2008 Vitenda – "I metaboliti secondari nella selezione clonale in Sicilia e Calabria"
2013 L'informatore Agrario – N.11/2013 "Conoscere gli autoctoni per ottimizzare la vinificazione - Lanati D:, Marchi D., Mazza G
2013 L'informatore Agrario – N.11/2013 " La selezione clonale valorizza Gaglioppo e Magliocco dolce " - Mannini F., Mollo A., Santini D., Mazza G., Cascio P., Marchi D. ,
PRESENTATIONS GIVEN AT THE MOST RECENT OIV CONFERENCES
2010 - 33°Congresso OIV Georgia "Vini bianchi georgiani in anfora" Lanati D., Marchi D. Mazza G.
2011 - 34° Congresso OIV Portogallo " New tracking and tracing prospectives for the oenological chain valorisation" Bertacchi L., Durante C., Lanati D., Marchetti A. e Marchi D.
2011 - 34° Congresso OIV Portogallo "Evoluzione del profilo antocianico di vini ottenuti da Uve Nebbiolo coltivate in Piemonte" Lanati D., Marchi D., Mazza G.
2012 - 35° Congresso OIV Turchia "Influenza dell'andamento climatico sul profilo e sulla sintesi degli antociani".
2013 - 36° Congresso OIV Romania " Effetto della dealcolazione parziale sul colore e sull'espressione aromatica dei vini rossi" Lanati D., Marchi D., Mazza G.
Honorary member of ONAV
Member of the Confraternity of ‘I Moschettieri dell’Armagnac’
Member of the order of ‘Confrèrie des Chevaliers du Tastevin – Clos Vougeot’