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Where Are We

We are located between San Cipirello and Piana Degli Albanesi in the district of Monreale about 500m above sea level.

All products are certified organic even if I have been actively practising biodynamics since 2005.

The total extension of the vineyard is 6 Ha.

 

Trebbiano (grown around Cerasa from as early on as the 1400)

 

Cataratto (extralucido variety which is very delicate and hence rare variety)

 

Perricone ( species often unknown as it is has generally only been used for blending purposes)

 

Nerello Mascalese (primarily grownaround Etna, excellent when put together with the Perricone)

 

On the remaining 4Ha I grow ancient varieties of Sicilian grain, vegetables and a small pasture.

The taste of wine can only be unique and one of a kind if it is the full expression of the terroirs climate

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Nicolas Joly

Biodynamics

Apart from the use of the two preparations 500 and 501, It is fundamental to speak about soil management. I grow spontaneous green manure of essential herbs throughout autumn and winter, this is important in maintaining integral the structure of the soil.
In the spring I use a shredder in several passages in order to stimulate growth. As the temperatures start rising I start working the soil with a ripper that opens it without turning over the soil. The final pass is made with a harrow in order to bring more oxygen into the ground, prevent cracking and evaporation of the moist since we do not water the vines.