“Syrah prefers sandy soils and the vineyards of Piano Spineto, the plateau located in the highest part of the estate, are the ideal habitat for this great grape variety”Discover
“Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, two great grape varieties that thrive in the Sicilian terroir”Discover
“A wine with a Mediterranean charcter born from the combination of an indigenous grape variety, Inzolia, and the most important international whte grape variety, Chardonnay”Discover
“A sparkling rosé wine from Nero d’Avola grapes for the new Feudi del Pisciotto Grand Cru.”Discover
“An expression of clear Burgundian character, consistent, but at the same time exceptionally fine and elegant.”Discover
“Cerasuolo is the only Sicilian DOCG wine. Feudi del Pisciotto, on the other hand is the first to have been recognised with the prestigious “tre bicchieri” rating.”Discover
“The Prince of Sicilian vines. Elegant and harmonious.”Discover
“The great structure of a Sicilian Merlot”Discover
“Long live Cabernet Sauvignon.”Discover
“From Sicily with love”Discover
“One of the great wines produced in Sicily”Discover
“An enfolding Chardonnay with a great structure.”Discover
“The most original Sicilian passito.”Discover
If Tuscany and Piedmont are the regions that produce Italy’s most excellent wines Sicily, on the other hand, one of the country’s most historic wine regions, has in recent years been increasingly asserting itself as a land of great wines. Besides, Sicily is the very region that the Greeks once called Enotria, by virtue of its celebrated vocation to the cultivation of vines. Not surprisingly, the climate and soil offered by this island are a guarantee of quality, as well as quantity. This is precisely why, in recent years, thanks first and foremost to the pioneering work of a number of large Sicilian business families, to the invaluable collaboration with a genius such as Giacomo Tachis, a long time Regional Institute of Vines and Wine consultant, as well as the commitment of local institutions such as the Regional Institute of Vines and Wine, the island’s wine production has seen a true renaissance, cultural as well as productive, with significant investments focused on the ability of this land to produce world-class wines. As part of this new Sicilian Renaissance movement, the Feudi del Pisciotto estate, the first Sicilian DCC Group company, is making its contribution complemented by the experience gained by Castellare di Castellina and Rocca di Frassinello. The company is located in south-eastern Sicily just minutes from Caltagirone (Sicily’s capital of pottery), Piazza Armerina and Vittoria, close to Villa Romana which has miraculously remained intact, at a distance of 7 km from the sea. The estate dates back to the 1700s and was one of the largest in Sicily. The old building includes the wine-making plant or “Palmento”, from the Latin word Paumentum, referring to the act of pressing something. Pressing the grapes, in tanks which then allow the must to fall to the bottom, as this has been found to be the best technique. Restored without any modification made to the existing structure, the Palmento is connected to a modern cellar built to produce up to 10,000 hectolitres of wine using the most advanced technologies available. In part of the palm grove (“Palmeto”) and the old manor house (“Baglio”) a Wine Resort has been created, offering 10 rooms and a restaurant above the barrel room, which visitors can admire through the glass floor.
Situated within the triangle encompassing Piazza Armerina (known for its extraordinary and intact Roman villa), Caltagirone (Sicily’s ceramic capital) and Vittoria (famous for the production of the only Sicilian DOCG wine, the Cerasuolo di Vittoria), Feudi del Pisciotto’s new vineyards (44 hectares planted since 2002) lie at 250 metres above sea level and 5 km directly from the sea. The estate therefore benefits from two climate related moderators: its altitude, where it can take advantage of the sea breezes and the significant temperature compensator, which is the sea itself. Around the Feudi del Pisciotto estate, which borders the Pisciotto Reserve, rich in cork oaks and hundreds of different wood species, the vineyards were replanted with the main native varieties (from Nero d'Avola to Frappato) and with other international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet, as well as Pinot Noir (the top of the range), Semillon which together with Gewürztraminer is used to produce an exceptional passito wine, based on Giacomo Tachis’ brilliant intuition in tune with that of Alessandro Cellai, who serves as the head winemaker and general manager of the estate (as he also does at the Castellare di Castellina and Rocca di Frassinello estates).