A unique white wine from a terroir, which is equally unique worldwide, and boasts an exceptional history: Venice and its sea.
This is how Gianluca and Desiderio Bisol commented upon the first Venissa vintage, one of the most awaited new entries on the world wine scene.
The Bisol family has renovated the old Tenuta Venissa in Mazzorbo Burano, in the heart of Venetian Lagoon.
In an historical walled vineyard, the Dorona was planted, a native, typically Venetian, white grape variety, which has been grown since the fifteenth century.
We can see the results in the first 4 880 bottles, 88 magnums and 88 jeroboams, already sold en primeur for the most part, of the 2010 vintage.
The label was replaced by a precious pure gold leaf, hand-applied and then re-baked in the kilns of the Carlo Moretti glass-works in Murano.
The preview had to take place at Enoteca Pinchiorri. Only 25 international guests were in exclusive attendance.
29th May will be the last night, held at Venissa in the restaurant of the same name, run by Paola Budel, who trained under Gualtiero Marchesi and Michel Roux and with the promise of a Michelin star in 2012.