VINEYARDS LOCATION: SS120, Solicchiata 95012 Castiglione of Sicily Etna, Catania, Sicily
(Organic Natural wines)
Giacomo and Flavia, two young wine producers of the fourth generation of the historic Rallo family are interpreting the values of Giacomo’s great grandfather—spreading the culture of good wine and quality products of their territory by completely dedicating themselves to the creation of native Sicilian wines. The passion for work, excellent intuition and commitment have led to the production of natural wines, unfiltered and with very low sulphite contents.
These wines, with their lively freshness, come from the historic vineyards owned by the Rallo family since 1860. They are located between Contrada Birgi and Paolini, a stone’s throw from the Riserva dello Stagnone and the historic Marsala salt pans. The presence of the sea contributes to the creation of soils rich in minerals and with high sapidity—characteristics that give life to unique wines with Sicilian flavors and aromas.
The choice to work organically is an effective choice for the well-being of each individual but also for the planet, the sustainable choice is a direct vote for the health and hope of the generations to come. Their main objective is not to achieve high production levels, but to maintain and increase the levels of organic matter in the soils by completely eliminating the supply of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to fight parasites (insects, mites, etc .) and pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses). Their organic production method therefore has a dual function: to respond to the demand from consumers for healthy and safe wines; on the other hand, to produce natural wines that contribute to environmental protection, animal welfare and rural development.
Our Etna Bianco and Etna Rosso Organic, therefore, obtained from the related Carricante and Nerello Mascalese berries,come from Contrada Zottorinoto and Puntalepalino, 900 M.L.S. Solicchiata and offer those who taste them the truest expression of Etna’s volcanic wines. The particularities of these wines derive mainly from the sandy – volcanic soils and from the microclimate that fix important aromas in the grapes. Nerello Mascalese gives rise to reds of absolute finesse, Carricante is ideal for producing a white wine with a particular flavor that collects all the scents of the sea on the slopes of Etna.