Of course, this was a gamble, but a measured one. Put simply, we were more than familiar with Vanessa's professionalism and expertise in this area. Of course, this didn't stop her from going on to perfect her knowledge, first by training in the management and operation of a vineyard and winery. Then, by trying to understand the work of a nursery owner, studying how they plant the vines, and the care they put in to guarantee their good health upon arrival. She also had a rummage through the research centre located on the eastern plain to select old, forgotten grape varieties: Vintaghju for its tannic and peppery complexity, flourishing nicely with Sciacarello, and Cualtacciu for its freshness, minerality and modest side, blending perfectly with the Vermentinu.