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In Firriato, a district of Trapani, located in an area stretching between the imposing rock of Erice and the sea, one of Sicily's most important wine estates was born in 1980, thanks to Salvatore Di Gaetano 's passion for wines, and is known as 'Azienda vitivinicola Firriato'. There are currently around 320 hectares under vine, divided into seven different estates, one of which is located on the slopes of Etna, another on the island of Favignana and the others in the Trapani area. These are essentially indigenous vines, flanked by international vines and whose vines, some of which are centuries old, are cultivated with respect for the ecosystem and the environment. Thanks to modern techniques, special and scrupulous attention is paid in the cellar to each individual bunch of grapes in order to enhance their organoleptic properties. From "Camelot" to "Favina", from "Harmonium" to "Ribeca", passing by "Chiaramonte", "Altavilla", "Caeles" and "Cavanera", on xtraWine you can find a wide range of Firriato wine. We are talking about labels made from vines such as: white blend, red blend, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d'Avola and Chardonnay, belonging to the best vintages of 2015, 2016 and 2017, the true hallmark of the well-known winery that has succeeded in increasing the importance of Sicilian wine production.
Firriato, a shining star in the Sicilian wine scene, has played a crucial role in the rebirth of theisland's winemaking art. Born in the 1980s thanks to the Di Gaetano family, the project has given rise to several estates scattered around Sicily, from Trapani to Favignana to Etna. These diverse territories offer Firriato the opportunity to present a wide range of excellent quality wines.
The beating heart of Firriato is located in Trapani, where the sunny and breezy hillsides are the ideal setting for the vineyards. The clay and marl soils are propitious for cultivation. Firriato has chosen to emphasise native varieties, enriched by international ones suited to the Mediterranean climate.
The Calamoni estate in Favignana is a jewel of the company, nestled in the Egadi archipelago. The island, with its limestone rocks and seascape, is home to indigenous varieties such as Nero d'Avola, Perricone, Catarratto, Grillo and Zibibbo, yielding elegant wines with saline notes, a reflection of the enchanting place that generates them.
The Cavanera estate on Etna is a triumph of excellence. The vineyards, scattered between 650 and 950 metres above sea level, cling to the slopes of the volcano, on terraces of basalt stones. Under the shadow of the majestic volcano, the cool, windy climate, combined with the volcanic soils, gives Firriato wines unique character and minerality. Old vines, including pre-phylloxera saplings over 140 years old, tell the thousand-year history of Etna's viticulture.
Choose to live a unique experience, immerse yourself in Sicilian wine culture through the Firriato wines available on xtraWine. Tradition and innovation meet in every bottle, ready to fascinate the most demanding palates. Rediscover the magic of Firriato wines, an authentic tribute to the art of winemaking.