Having fallen in love with these delicate beauties from the Colli Berici region of Veneto, Italy, at Vini di Vignaioli, we are delighted to be working with Andrea and Marcella Visentini. The mineral-rich calcareous clay soils and the hilly landscapes shaped by volcanoes many millennia ago in this area of Veneto are the basis for this multi-faceted grape juice. In this field of tension, Adagio aims to produce emotional and intriguing wines that fit or adapt to the moments of life.
Taste, create and explore are the key words in Andrea's and Marcella's approach to winemaking. Having harvested for the first time in 2018, they cannot tell a generational story, but they have a passion to be the first generation to tell that story one day. Adagio is a family affair, combining their curiosity for new perspectives on the Veneto hills with responsible use of the land and organic farming practices, reducing copper inputs, supporting the plants' natural defences and minimising environmental impact as part of cultural practice. In the cellar, they seek to interpret the terroir in a meaningful way, drawing inspiration from the earth and their experiences to translate emotion into the wine. Enhancing the natural environment means respecting its time and potential and accompanying its natural evolution with few and limited interventions. They say: " Everything we produce has two souls. One is linked to the physical characteristics of the soil, which we try to interpret and narrate by respecting their expressive power. The other is connected to the human experience within this process. We love the idea that everyone who tastes our wine plays an active role by interacting with it and giving it their own interpretation and becoming part of the process itself."