This substantial Sicilian estate is based on the windy south coast of Sicily. It has two large vineyard areas, covering almost 700 hectares in total, situated at Sambuca di Sicilia in the west and Ragusa in the east.
The grape varieties are each planted in separate blocks, and are used to produce a range of single-varietal wines in the state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled winery, although some of the wines are also bottled at the excellent Mezzacorona winery at the foot of the Italian Dolomites in north-east Italy.
We buy Dalila Bianco, a blend of 80% grillo – a principal Sicilian grape variety – and 20% viognier. The grillo ferments and matures in stainless-steel tanks whereas the viognier spends 8 months maturing in 3-year-old French oak barriques.