CASA VINICOLA FIRRIATO
Firriato, a relative newcomer to wine making, is amongst the most exciting and innovative producers in Sicily today. The six estates produce wines using traditional Sicilian varietals, Negroamaro, Grillo, Catarratto and Nerello Mascalese. The differing climatic conditions create unique and distinguished wines from the Nerello Mascalese based Etna Rosso DOC to the smoky and spicy Nero d’Avola IGT “Chiaramonte”
The Roccamora wines are all produced using grapes from a medium sized estate in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, a joint venture between Gaetano Alfano and Andrea Tinazzi. The range includes indigenous Sicilian varieties with a small influence of international varietals, in particular Merlot. The first vintage of Vignali Roccamora wines were released in 2006.
The Tenimenti Montoni Estate is situated in the hinterland of Sicily in the commune of Cammarata near Agrigento. The estate was acquired by the Alfano family in the early 1970’s. In 2004 Gaetano Alfano decided to transform the grapes from his father’s estate thus creating a stronger brand which continues to grow in reputation.
Tombacco has been a family business for generations. It is the archetypal bottler and blender sourcing wines from all over the Veneto region and indeed most of Italy. Apart from the classic Veronese wines and excellent Pinot Grigio, owner Cristian Tombacco also sources a great Falanghina IGT Beneventano under the Piantaferro label.
DUCA DI SALAPARUTA
The Duca di Salaparuta group comprises three historic brands which represent Sicily and Italy worldwide. Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, dating back to 1824 and Florio which dates from 1833. Acquired by Illva Saronno Holding and brought together in a single group, the two historic companies now constitute the leading privately owned wine producing group in Sicily and their estates and cellars provide a key chapter in the history of Sicily. The three brands, each bear witness to specific areas and specialisations, provide a complete range of wines for every taste and occasion.