2019 Reserve Aglianico 070
070 The TREE and the REED
A great, proud Tree looked disdainfully at a little Reed sprouting at its foot. “Why do you not attempt to grow any stronger?” the Tree asked. “You could be as strong as me, if you only tried to deepen your roots and grow tall.” “You are surely mighty,” the Reed responded, “but I believe I am safer down here.” The Tree scoffed, feeling haughty with its deep roots and thick trunk. But soon a Hurricane swept across their Land, yanking the Tree out of the ground with its gusts. The Reed, however, bent to the wind, and stood up with pride when the storm had passed. Obscurity and humility often bring safety.