On the beautiful hills between Salemi and Vita at 500 metres above sea level in the hinterland of western Sicily, in the contrada Chirchiaro, grow Grillo, Inzolia and Cataratto. The significant temperature range and windy exposure make this terroir the ideal place for cultivation these typical island varieties. The soils are of medium texture and the vineyard system is espalier with eastern exposure and guyot pruning.
On the top of a steep coast overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, 300 m. above sea level, in contrada Gagliardetta, grows Zibibbo. The warm and windy microclimate typical of this area together with the sandy soil exalt the organoleptic characteristics of the prince of Sicilian aromatic grapes. Vineyards are planted with espalier system with south-west exposure and guyot pruning.
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In Fulgatore, 200 m. above sea level, in the hilly area of Sciarra Soprana whose slopes gently slide towards Rubino lake, grow Nero d’Avola and Syrah. The microclimate of the lake, and the stony and clayey soil ensure optimal conditions for the ripening of grapes. The system of planting of the vineyards is espalier with south exposure and guyot pruning.
In the coastal region of Marsala grow Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia. The sun, the heat and the constant winds that mitigate the temperatures by drying the night humidity brought by the sea, together with the generosity of the red soil, make this terroir the ideal place to grow these typical island varieties characterized by strong notes, richness in aroma and sugar.
In Passopisciaro, 700 m. above sea level, on the north side of Etna, in contrada Marchesa, Nerello Mascalese grows. The lava territory with a prevalence of rocks and stones together with the high temperature range ensure optimal conditions for the perfect ripening of the grapes. Vineyards are planted in spurred cordon system with 80 cm high espalier and east exposure.