Early thursday morning and breakfast is done at Hotel GIBERTI and it´s time to make some visits at wineries around Veneto area. Bus comes to pick us up and after about 45 min, we arrives at ROENO. It´s both a winery and Agriturismo, with a location on the border between the wine regions Veneto and Trentino/ Alto Adige. When I got of the bus, it was like I was at the bottom on a Valley, everywhere I look I saw Mountain high as they touched the clouds. Very beautiful and very fresh air to breathe. Veneto wines are most well known as Amarone, Ripasso and Valpolicella and Trentino/ Alto Adige is more well known for the Lagrein, Pinot Bianco, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and so on.
ROENO produce wines with well known grapes as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Müller Thurgau on the white side, but for the reds they have grape that are not so well known ( for me ) and that made this visit something lot more interesting then a visit at a winery that only produce the classic Veneto wines. The reds was wine like Marzemino, Teroldego, Enantio for example. Then also Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Interesting to taste new wines/ grapes.
The wines that I tasted was; Chardonnay ”Le Fratte” Valdadige DOC 2017. Then Pinot Grigio ”Tera Alta” Valdadige DOC 2017 and Pinot Grigio ”Rìvoli” Valdadige DOC 2015 as whites. Then it was time for reds and here it got really interesting. Marzemino ”La Rua” Vallagarina IGT 2016, Teroldego ”I Dossi” Vallagarina IGT 2016, Enantio Terradeiforti DOC 2015 and Enantio Riserva ”1865 Pre-fillossera” DOC 2013.
Then it was time for lunch, and something that was well needed after all thse wines and early breakfast. Moved over to the restaurant and took seat and started to get served.
Starter: Antipasto della casa: speck, salami, lard with grilled polenta and sweet and sour peppers. Primo Piatto: Tagliatelle with enantio, red chicory and crispy speck. Main course: Roast pork and carne salà ( traditional Grilled pork ) with vegatables. Dessert: Sbrisolona cake. Lunch of class.
This visit was something that I will remeber and also, a place to come back to. To have this Agriturismo as base while you explores the area would be a nice thing, all depends on how wide you want to explore the area.