Goethe was already certain: the region around the Trentino wine village of Mezzocorona is "the most beautiful vineyard in Europe". And indeed - the small town that gives its name to Cantina Mezzacorona (with an a instead of an o) is located in one of the most picturesque valleys of the Alps and is worth a visit for the incredible mountain panorama alone. The second incentive is in the glass. Because apart from the landscape, it is the wines of outstanding quality that speak for themselves here. "Our deepest ambition is to preserve the expression of the terroir in our wines," explains Maurizio Maurizi, winemaker at the Mezzacorona cooperative. Thus, it is mainly white grape varieties - above all Pinot Grigio - that mature here in the heart of the Dolomites in the Mediterranean and Alpine-influenced climate into charming wines with a filigree acidity and lively freshness. "Liveliness - that's what Italy stands for. We want to carry this culture of ours out into the whole world," says Maurizio Maurizi.