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Vinepair: Why do Italians Insist on Making Wines in the Most Difficult Places – Featuring Venissa

Vinepair: Why do Italians Insist on Making Wines in the Most Difficult Places – Featuring Venissa

To some extent, growing grapes and making wine anywhere is an act of faith: that nature will smile upon you, and so too will the wine-drinking public, which each year has a wider and wider variety of wines to choose from. Perhaps no wine required a bigger leap of faith than the wine of Venissa: vines planted by the Bisol family on the tiny island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian lagoon based on a combination of cultural memory, passion, and a willingness to ignore almost everyone’s advice, and we mean everyone’s. On this week’s VinePair podcast, Adam interviews Matteo Bisol...
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Vinepair Staff, April 17, 2019
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How a Tiny Italian Resort is Reviving Venetian Viticultere – Featuring Venissa

How a Tiny Italian Resort is Reviving Venetian Viticultere – Featuring Venissa

Venissa’s small outturn has made it a sought-after wine among oenophiles. If you were looking for an agreeable location to establish a vineyard, you could do a whole lot better than the string of marshy islands that make up Italy’s Venetian lagoon. Never mind the shortage of available real estate and a waterborne logistics economy that makes almost everything more expensive than it is on the mainland. Venice and the islands surrounding it make up what could be the world’s most romantic chronic flood zones, an area routinely inundated by the lagoon’s brackish water during acqua alta, or periods of...
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Clay Dillow, April 13, 2019
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