Ezio is a deeply principled man, who considers the world around him in all his decisions. He doesn’t eat meat. He grows much of the produce that he eats. He has never flown on an airplane, preferring to traverse Europe on a motorcycle. Not only is his winery carbon neutral, Ezio himself is. How many of us can say that?
His principles extend to the vineyards and the wine itself. Rather than churning out Moscato D’Asti, Ezio focuses on natural passito, wines designed to make the most of the gorgeous fruit he grows, and meant to age for decades. He’s a true rebel. He isn’t making natural wine in the Loire. He’s making it in Moscato D’Asti country. Keeping it developing in as his neighbors sell off vintage after vintage of the bubbly stuff.
Doing things “the right way” goes beyond ecological principles for Ezio. His production is intentionally small, because he wants to make sure every barrel is perfect, and every glass is as good as it can be. He says about the name “Sol” for his passito:
“Maybe it’s a reference to music, perhaps it means the sun. I don’t want to define it. I prefer poetry to novels.”
Indeed there is nothing prosaic about Ezio or his wines.