Sikele, Terre Siciliane Grecanico Dorato (2019)

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Deeply influenced by Frank Cornelissen, the guru of natural winemaking on Mount Etna, the Paternò family organically farms their land and makes wine with minimal intervention in the cellar (little to no additives, low sulfur). They respect the land and have created a polyculture to ensure ecosystem stability. Only 35 out of the 60 hectares on the property are planted with vines; the rest of the land is used for mixed farming. Grape varieties grown on the farm include Nero d'Avola, Grecanico, Muscat Blanc, Moscato Giallo, Insolia, Merlot, Tannat, Viognier, and Chardonnay. Huge concrete tanks are used for fermentation and elevage. Organic