CASA VINICOLA FIRRIATO
Firriato, a relative newcomer to wine making, is amongst the most exciting and innovative producers in Sicily today. The six estates produce wines using traditional Sicilian varietals, Negroamaro, Grillo, Catarratto and Nerello Mascalese. The differing climatic conditions create unique and distinguished wines from the Nerello Mascalese based Etna Rosso DOC to the smoky and spicy Nero d’Avola IGT “Chiaramonte”
The Roccamora wines are all produced using grapes from a medium sized estate in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, a joint venture between Gaetano Alfano and Andrea Tinazzi. The range includes indigenous Sicilian varieties with a small influence of international varietals, in particular Merlot. The first vintage of Vignali Roccamora wines were released in 2006.
The Tenimenti Montoni Estate is situated in the hinterland of Sicily in the commune of Cammarata near Agrigento. The estate was acquired by the Alfano family in the early 1970’s. In 2004 Gaetano Alfano decided to transform the grapes from his father’s estate thus creating a stronger brand which continues to grow in reputation.
Tombacco has been a family business for generations. It is the archetypal bottler and blender sourcing wines from all over the Veneto region and indeed most of Italy. Apart from the classic Veronese wines and excellent Pinot Grigio, owner Cristian Tombacco also sources a great Falanghina IGT Beneventano under the Piantaferro label.
DUCA DI SALAPARUTA
The Duca di Salaparuta group comprises three historic brands which represent Sicily and Italy worldwide. Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, dating back to 1824 and Florio which dates from 1833. Acquired by Illva Saronno Holding and brought together in a single group, the two historic companies now constitute the leading privately owned wine producing group in Sicily and their estates and cellars provide a key chapter in the history of Sicily. The three brands, each bear witness to specific areas and specialisations, provide a complete range of wines for every taste and occasion.
“Character” is the password of Bruno Fina and his family. Fina’s wines are the results of a land that is loved and fought for, they have the taste of the passion and of that grapes that have been wisely turned into wine, thanks to the dedication of the work in the vineyard. They have the familiar warmth and the experience of who has always done wine and has always known how to narrate it. This is how you transmit the hereditary character of the territory and the harmony of the men that search for excellence on a daily basis.
The Cantine Sociale Birgi is located in the heart of a natural scenario of overbearing beauty. The land boasts a millenary winemaking tradition that has been taken up, enhanced, renewed and re-proposed by the Birgi Wine Cooperative, born in 1960 by the will of growers in love with their land and proud of their origins.