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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Monti Lessini DOC|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Organically Grown|
The daughter of winemakers, Diletta Tonello grew up around the family winery, which was founded in 1980. After studying winemaking in Padua, and cutting her teeth working harvests in other regions, she returned home in 2013 to assume the responsibilities of winemaker. With this, her micro wine project, Diletta focuses on the indigenous grapes durella and garganega. Durella has remained in relative obscurity, but that may soon change, for reasons that become apparent once you’ve tasted it! Diletta owns 12 ha of vines in the volcanic soils of the Montorso Vicentino area situated between Verona and Vicenza, the prime subzone for durella. The volcanic clay imparts a distinctive mineral salinity to the wines. Hand harvested grapes come from organically farmed vineyards planted in 1989, with full organic certification expected in 2023. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, followed by a year of aging in concrete and an additional year in bottle. Durella is known for its great acidity and low alcohol - everything that adds up to an intensely refreshing wine! ‘Io Cloe’ (“I am Cloe”), is named after a Greek nymph of the earth, also associated with Demeter, the goddess of the harvest. Bright as summer sunshine, this delivers zippy layers of lifted fruit and laserlike acidity that go on and on and on! Looking for a new oyster wine? Well, look no further! Organically grown.