Dàgala Borromeo is one of Firriato’s most important estates. It is a treasure trove for the native varieties of Nero d’Avola and Inzolia, which are grown using the antique method of goblet vine training. It is a magnificent, untouched location. Watching the array of green foliage appear in its vineyards as nature comes into bloom, after the dormant winter period, tells the story of a farming tradition of vine cultivation that has made Trapani the most densely vine-planted province in all of Italy—a tradition the Di Gaetano family have been able to shine new light on.
The estate is characterised by both undulating and flat land and the vineyards enjoy a dry, well-ventilated microclimate which is marked by a heightened difference in temperature between day and night. The element at the foundation of Dàgala Borromeo is its unique terroir. This gives the wines produced in this area a structural complexity. Land which is adequately managed using focussed farming operations, like wild ground cover— a process consisting of regularly cutting the grass which naturally grows in the vineyard— allows the cultivation of quality grapes and combats soil erosion.