“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
“An extremely characteristic, late harvest Moscato”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).
The Feudi del Pisciotto winery consists of a new and modern building, the productive heart of the estate capable of yielding up to 10,000 hectolitres of wine, together with an old manor house (“Baglio”) which is home to a wine-making plant or “Palmento” that is unique in Sicily in terms of its size and condition. To be exact, the estate dates back to the 1700s and was one of the largest in Sicily. The old building includes an old manor house or “Baglio”, complex that today preserves the ambiance of what was once feudal Sicily, and 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 directly connected to a modern cellar. In the old building an exclusive Wine Resort has been created, offering 10 rooms with spacious and elegant living quarters and a terrace from where guests can enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the vineyards, while the rooms immediately adjacent to the Palmento are home to the Il palmento di Feudi restaurant, under the direction of chef Jerry Termini. A cooking school is also available on site, in collaboration with the famous New York restaurant, which aims to exalt local flavours, following a kilometre zero philosophy, for a signature cuisine that blends perfectly with the wines produced on the estate.
At Feudi del Pisciotto, in a Wine Relais where you can breathe history and modernity at the same time in the midst of vineyards that give great wines, you can find the Ristorante Il Palmento Feudi and the Kitchen School conducted in collaboration with Le Cirque New York, to discover the thread that links the style of Le Cirque to the authenticity of the Sicilian and Mediterranean recipes.
The tartare swordfish or tuna fish, sardines and fennel, Pasta alla Norma with eggplant, squid with artichokes, baked mullet, anchovy meatballs, the rings cake (a type of pasta) with tomato, caponata, carpaccio of sea bream o manzo, sublime and almost unknown cheeses.
And then the famous Sicilian cannoli, maybe served on a plate of the great artist Giacomo Alessi, the Sicilian cassata, frost melon, the almond paste cookies.
A school with courses from 3 days to 2 weeks, in the most strategic area of Sicily that our guest could discover while studying the secrets of food and beverage, nature and the scents of the island where all the great civilizations of the past left the sign of their passage, the Greeks, the Arabs, the Turks, the Normans, leaving each one their culinary heritage.
The Feudi del Pisciotto Wine Resort is located in a strategic location that allows visitors to enjoy the very best south-eastern Sicily has to offer. Within the harmony of its spaces, the contrast between old and modern renders the atmosphere of the 10 rooms/suites of the Resort truly unique. The rooms are located in the largest 18th century “palmento” in Sicily, where guests can still admire the tanks in which the Greeks and Romans produced wine, relying on the force of gravity.
Spacious and elegant living spaces, a terrace from where guests can enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the vineyards, from which the wines with labels designed by top Italian fashion designers are produced (such as Versace and Missoni), that have earned the highest ratings from leading wine magazines and international guides. Without forgetting the unique tasting room that offers a view of the barrel room through the transparent glass floor. Located 25 minutes from Caltagirone, Sicily's capital of pottery for more than 3,000 years; 35 minutes from the Villa Romana del Casale (Piazza Armerina) and from the new airport in Comiso, as well as 1 hour from the Catania airport. The estate is also just an hour from the baroque city of Noto and the Greek theatres in Siracusa.
Feudi del Pisciotto is proud to be part of the best selection of wine resorts listed by Wine Paths across the world.
Contrada Pisciotto, S.P. 31 km 2
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Feudi del Pisciotto offers the chance to buy wine straight from the winery. Direct sales are open every day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (except on January 1 and December 25).