The lesson from the wines of the Berici Hills
In the Piovene Porto Godi wines we discover the lesson of time: the need to be patient, to know how to wait in order to be remembered. Because there is a secret to creating high quality wines: allowing the fruit to age, to tell its story. Each bottle holds the rhythm of the earth, the strength of the vine, the voice of the sun. We just need to give it time to express itself, without forgetting to follow the vocation of a location, such as the preference the Berici Hills have for red wines.
The turning point in time for the Piovene Porto Godi wines came at the beginning of the nineteen nineties. The vineyard was renewed, the vines were replanted according to modern quantity systems. Rows were planted closer together with a lower yield per plant; with a system of densely grafted, short pruned plants with all the treatments were performed with the maximum respect for the environment. In the meantime, in the cantina, the grapes were bottled and left to mature for many months.
It also didn’t take long for Tomaso’s intuition about creating the first long-term aged product with the Tai Rosso grapes, the Thovara, to arrive. The Tai Rosso, the indigenous variety of the Berici Hills, was popularly considered, up until that time, as a very drinkable, light wine. He chose to recuperate the vocation of this variety by aging the wine for many months in order to obtain significant and long-lived wines.