The identity of the territory, which has always been at the centre of my research, has proven its great potential when planted with the Yellow Muscat grape variety which here is known as Fior D’Arancio. The origin of the soil is volcanic, rich in trachyte, chalk and clay that in my vineyard are mixed with marl and loam. This is where the name Maeli comes from.
This magnificent National Park in the Euganean Hills, that soars up as if by miracle in the heart of Veneto, plays host to the Pirio hill, 230 meters a.s.l., a place that fascinates me for its abundance of flora and fauna, for its 180-degree panorama of Venice on one side and the Dolomites on the other, but above all for the unique characteristics of the ground made up of a layer of marl penetrating to a depth of 11 metres.
The variety of the land, the steepness of the hills, the varying exposition of the vineyards, the peculiarities of the micro-climate, the temperature excursions of this face as well as the vegetation made up of holly oaks, strawberry trees, fruit trees and olive trees motivated me into finding an expression for it all in this wine.
Here is where Maeli takes centre stage, a reality which has found new vigour in the support given it by the brothers Gianluca and Desiderio Bisol, who have encouraged the search for new expressions in a grape variety that still has so much to reveal.
Here I have decided to work towards the production of a wine that is rich in emotion whilst at the same time a worthy ambassador for this prestigious territory.