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Gambellara is a sleepy nest. The town sign lies overturned at the entrance to the village, and not just since yesterday. It's humid in the early morning, a red and black Forza Champion flag hangs limply from the balcony, and only in the bar on the main square do you meet a few people. They all help out right then and there. La Biancara? You want to go to Angiolino? Yes, yes, you have to leave the village and go up the hill, and at the same time all heads go up and over to his vineyards.

(Photo: Stefano Menti)

Angiolino Maule works on the periphery - not just that of Gambellara. But although Maule is an outsider in the world of wine, he is far from being a marginal figure. On the contrary, Maule's voice can be heard far and wide, as he is the initiator and mastermind of the vinnatur movement, one of the most controversial and at the same time exciting associations of recent years.