July 15th, 2020
Venice and her mainland, the Lagoon and Veneto, are all part of the same story-telling, so this time our Wineroads will take us into the heart of Veneto. The setting is the Euganean Hills, the light is the natural sunshine on the white soil of Mount Pirio, the script is the story of our friend Elisa Dilavanzo who welcomes us into her vineyard with an aperitif and reveals the secrets of her extraordinary feat, like in a movie!
We start out from Venice with our expert who, along the way, describes these priceless lands until we finally reach Casa Maeli, a typical country house built in the second half of the Nineteenth century, surrounded by fields and hills, where silence is broken only by the sounds of nature. There we will taste the five versions of Moscato Giallo, together with a choice of typical local and seasonal products. Moscato is the ambassador par excellence of this terroir, deriving particular aromatic notes from an uncontaminated environment and the white soil which an incredible structure, a refined mineral undertone and extended longevity impart to this wine.
What we love most about Maeli and we want to communicate with our Wineroads, is a success story, born out of the passion of one who strongly believed in her own vision, brought an abandoned vineyard back to life and continued to grow her own wine! Maeli has never stopped, and even in the months when the "on site" activities were closed, she was with us, live on screen with guided tastings and, together, several times, we raised our glass from home in the name of the joy of life. Today more than ever, Maeli opens her doors to our Wineroads and offers us moments of peace and quiet in total safety and serenity.
After visiting Maeli, together with our guide we will reach Arquà Petrarca, which has been voted the second most beautiful village in Italy. The village owes its name to poet Francesco Petrarca, who retired here, restoring a house just above the hamlet, in which he spent the last years of his life surrounded by nature and far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Another week, another story: with our Wineroads we will take you to an oasis of biodiversity, to discover Borgoluce and all its secrets!
Photo © Mattia Mionetto Photography