If Tuscany and Piedmont are the Italian regions with the most excellent wines, Sicily is increasingly establishing itself as the land of great wines. After all, Sicily is precisely the region that the ancients called Enotria because of its celebrated vocation for vine cultivation. It is no coincidence that the climate and soils of this island are a guarantee of quality as well as quantity. This is why in recent years, thanks first and foremost to the pioneering work of some great Sicilian entrepreneurial families, to the precious collaborations of a genius such as Giacomo Tachis, and to the commitment of institutions such as the Regional Institute of Vine and Wine, wine-growing on the island has undergone a veritable renaissance, cultural even more than productive, made up of major investments in the capacity of this land to produce wines of international standing. In this new Sicilian renaissance movement, Feudi del Pisciotto, the first Sicilian winery of the DCC group, is making its contribution, drawing also on the experience gained by Castellare di Castellina and Rocca di Frassinello. The company is located in south-eastern Sicily, just a few minutes from Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina and Vittoria, i.e. between the Roman Villa that has miraculously remained intact and the capital of ceramics, 7 km from the sea.
The estate dates back to 1700 and was one of the largest in Sicily. The ancient building includes the Palmento, from the Latin word Paumentum, referring to pressing something. To crush grapes, in vats that then let the must drop by gravity, has been ascertained to be the best technique today. Restored without any changes to the existing building, the Palmento is connected to a modern wine cellar built to vinify up to 10,000 hectolitres using the most advanced technology. Part of the Palmento and the Baglio has been converted into a wine relais with 10 rooms and a restaurant above the barrique cellar visible through the glass floor.
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