There’s no better way to understand subsoil than by rolling up your sleeves and digging a ditch!
“The Story of a Ditch: Subsoil explained by the Treviso chapter of the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers (FIVI).”
“Excuse me… but what are you guys doing?”
“We’re digging a ditch.”
People around here say little but work hard.
Is it just any old ditch? Let’s see.
We’re in Monfumo, in the Asolo hills. It’s an enchanting location where you can hike, bike, and take in the sights. It’s a pristine area with woods, rolling hills, and wonderful silence.
Every so often, you come across an old tavern where time stands still. And there are even a few fancy restaurants as well.
This “ditch” says it all. It tells the story of soil rich with rocky sediment, layers of sand and limestone, and a mineral-rich topsoil. These zones stay cool thanks to the air currents that arrive from Mt. Grappa.
This land is the source of our pride.
This is where we make and raise truly distinctive wines that couldn’t be produced anywhere else.
And this, too, is FIVI — the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers.
Image and text by Vignaioli Indipendenti Trevigiani, the Treviso province chapter of the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers. Translation from the Italian by our English-language blogmaster.