Our journey begins in the Lessini Mountains with a tenacious and fierce vine, the Durella.
The Lessini Mountains are a hilly area of volcanic origin between Verona and Vicenza. This is where the Durella has found its perfect home. From here we want to tell you this beautiful story of wine redemption. It is a story of enhancement of the territory and brilliant insights that have led this wine to carve out a respectable position in the Italian sparkling wine scene.
Durella has a small cluster made of thick, greenish-skinned berries with a marked acidity. Its Latin name was Durus Acinus, which in the Veneto dialect later became Durasena. Until just over forty years ago it was mainly used as a blending grape or was vinified for home use. Much has changed since then. A real rediscovery of the vine has begun through vinifications that are absolutely congenial to Durella and enhance its intrinsic qualities of freshness, minerality and flavor. Durella has found its best expression in sparkling wine making, both champenoise and martinotti methods.
So, for the holidays, get ready to toast with a bubble that has a story to tell.
In the new year we will take you to Valpolicella, to get to know the now iconic wines but also some new and interesting findings. After that, we will take you to the hidden treasures of the Berici Hills, Lake Garda, and the morainic hills of Custoza. And this is just a small overview of everything we have in store for you!
Stay tuned and get excited!
NB. Did you miss this tasting chance? Want to try it again? Please let us know it, we will do our best.