Le Coste: the viticultural paradise on Lake Bolsena
Luckily, Gianmarco Antonuzzi decided early on to give up his career as a lawyer in Rome and move to Paris to pursue a life as a food and wine journalist. However, his creative urge was so strong that he decided to learn winemaking from Bruno Schueller in Alsace, where he met Clémentine Bouveron in 2001. She had moved from Lyon to the north-east of France to study viticulture and oenology. In 2004, Gianmarco fell in love with an abandoned vineyard in Lazio near his parents' three-hectare home in Gradoli, known as 'Le Coste', with stunning views 600 metres above Lake Bolsena. Clémentine agreed to plant new vines in Gradoli and the two ended up not only falling in love with the place, but also with each other.