Durello, Gambellara, and Soave wines routes; this is a full day tour of this territory. Between Vicenza and Verona, along the foothills of the Italian Prealps mountains, you can find this important wine region. Red and white, flat and sparkling, a real challenge for your taste buds! An excursion with a professional driver to discover an area well known for its long culinary tradition.
Durello of Lessinia area
We are between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza, in the area that rises from the plains to the Alps. And here there is a fertile wine territory thanks to its volcanic soil. Therefore the area of Durello represents a place of the Lessini mountains. And here, an ancient vine, the Durella, was known since the Middle Ages. Hence the Durella is a white grape with thick skin, high acidity, and indomitable virulence. Thanks to these features and the modern enology, the Durello can rest in the cellar for several years. Or it can become an excellent base for sparkling wine with classic method.
First of all, the location of this area is between Vicenza and Verona, in the Chiampo valley. And as we can see, the vineyards cover the gentle hills where small streams flow among them. Hence it’s a volcanic origin area, with basaltic soils. And as a result, this is the perfect solution to grow the vine for its natural fertility and the high mineral content.
In the province of Verona, there is the production fo the DOC Soave white wine. First of all, this wine is the most significant one with the denomination of origin of the Veneto. As a result, the Soave is an elegant and harmonious wine, and the name of the main grape is Garganega. In addition, here the whole area enjoys a mild, and temperate climate. In fact, the winters are not severe and the summers are not too hot. Most of all, this area is rich in history and traditions. As a result, in the past, they found castles and churches, as well as luxurious aristocratic villas that are all over this immense Soave wine region.
Some other wine regions of the Veneto are in the section “Wine and Food“.