Scent of Volcano – Federico Graziani
The Garden Vineyard. A microcosm of culture and biodiversity.
Profumo di Vulcano was born in a small vineyard dating back to the late 19th century, about half a hectare of land on the northern slopes of Etna at 600 meters above sea level, in Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, a hamlet of Passopisciaro, in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia.
The altitude and north-facing position provide shelter from strong sirocco winds, resulting in a daily summer temperature range of about 28°C.It is these special conditions that ensure the grapes ripen longer, enriching their flavor and complexity.
The plants, some prephylloxera and with an average age of 100 years, represent the best of Etna’s native species-Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio, Alicante and Francisi-joined with about 40 white grape plants in the vineyard. A vineyard-garden that is the perfect expressive synthesis of its territory.