The Piovene Porto Godi family produces wine and
oil in Toara, one of the most suitable areas of the Berici Hills. As
always, the choice falls on the local grapes, like the Tai Rosso; while
in bottling, the respect for time is the secret to obtaining high
quality wines. This family-run agricultural business also offers
hospitality. Those looking for the experience of living in a country
home surrounded by the Vicenza hills can stay in the old mill or the
dovecote of the house.
The turning point in time for the Piovene Porto Godi wines came at the
beginning of the 1990's. The vineyard was renewed, the vines
were replanted according to modern quantity systems. Rows were planted
closer together with a lower yield per plant; with a system of densely
grafted, short pruned plants with all the treatments were performed with
the maximum respect for the environment. In the meantime, in the
cantina, the grapes were bottled and left to mature for many months.
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They also carried through with an intuition about creating the first
long-term aged product with the Tai Rosso grapes, the Thovara. The Tai Rosso, the indigenous variety of the Berici Hills, was
popularly considered, up until that time, as a very drinkable, light
wine. Their winemaker chose to recuperate the vocation of this variety by aging the
wine for many months in order to obtain significant and long-lived