It is actually this beautiful.

View from sasella

 

The view from the “grape trolley” that heroically tugs itself up this mountain, chugging along, powered by a lawnmower engine.  Sassella vineyards, perched on the side of a granite mountain, roots scattering, searching valiantly for some amount of topsoil to hold onto.  This is extreme viticulture.  This is emotion in wine.