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Monteforche

Colli Euganei, Veneto

Alfonso Soranzo makes wines from vineyards surrounding his home and cantina in the tiny hamlet of Zovon di Vò in the beautiful hills of the Colli Euganei.

Like many great vineyards in the Veneto, this was previously an area of significant volcanic activity and the fossilised soils that remain are perfect for growing its native grapes.

As his ancestors did before him, Alfonso tends his 4.5 hectares of vines organically, undertaking all of the vineyard work himself. The wines are fermented on the skins with wild yeasts and rest on their lees in concrete vats until bottling.

It is a humble, straightforward operation that yields wines that are honest, nourishing and delicious.