We carefully tread down the staircase which leads to the cellar, and here we enter into yet another world. Paolo tells us how the Wine Museum was born, and how they started Cantina Frrud. His narration is to-the-point. The words, the gestures, and the imagery he conjures up create a mosaic, of which you understand not only the technical aspects, but also the intensity and passion.
The wine tasting is part of all this, but it would not be quite so interesting if it were not part of the trip. And while his story flows pleasantly, Donato invites us to savour the fragrance of the famous Altamura bread, together with local cured meats and cheeses, accurately chosen to complement the wines.
The atmosphere now is truly magical. I lose all track of time, but not of space. All I know is that I feel at ease with people I barely know, but with whom I feel I have something in common. I am relaxed, and my senses are stimulated.