‘Il Saraceno’ is a small family holding involved in the production of organic wine (without sulfites), organic extra-virgin olive oil and organic hazelnuts. The vineyard is located at 400 m above the sea level in a hilly and fertile terroir, looking over the saracenic coast in Sicily, and benefits from an ideal exposure for the vine cultivation. The vine is pruned-spur cordon-trained and it is planted at a density of 5000 plants/hectare. This is consistent with our philosophy, that aims at obtaining high quality products within a rigorous respect of the environment. The vineyard contains two native grape variety, ‘Nocera’ and ‘Nero d’Avola’, which were used already to produce great wines at the time of the Roman empire, as described by Pliny the elder and Martial. The wine we make is free from the addition of any chemicals or products of animal origin. A meticulous care of the wine-making process allows us to yield a high quality wine that does not need the addition of any sulfites. Our yearly production is rather small, and usually lies below 8000 bottles. This allows us to guarantee that our wine is obtained exclusively from grapes produced in our vineyard, and therefore that nothing that may affect the quality is neglected. Out wine is well balanced and indissolubly represents a terroir rich of history and aromas.

Il Saraceno

Organic Wine

 

 

Il Saraceno

Wine without sulfites added