Loosely based on the novel “Vinodentro” by Fabio Marcotto, the story introduces Giovanni Cuttin (Vicenzo Amato, Respiro), a teetotal, loyal husband and bank employee living a plain and simple life. That is, until one day a mysterious “Professor” persuades him to taste a glass Marzemino wine, typical to a small area in the North of Italy, in the province of Trento.
Utterly transformed, this is the starting point of Giovanni’s new life. He becomes involved in a glamorous world of wineries and vineyards and discovers an endless passion leading him to become one of the most important international wine makers.
At the height of his career he meets Margherita, a mysterious, breath-taking, beautiful woman who draws him into an amazing night of passion. The next day Giovanni is arrested: Adele, his wife (Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Vincere), was murdered and he is the main suspect. The only person able to exculpate him is Margherita, but she has disappeared.