卡瓦内拉-埃特纳:火山的印记和能量。

我们位于埃特纳。坐落在维泽拉地区一片美丽的梯田上,总面积11公顷,向东北方向延伸至卡瓦内拉庄园。这里有古老的葡萄园,一些甚至有数百年的历史,有些部分较年轻,由公司慢慢移栽,这里的植株非常美丽,体现了百年葡萄庄园的风情,由埃特纳农民世代选择并种植最适合当地特殊土壤环境的水果和植物。埃特纳的确是一个超越一切、超乎想象的地方。火山的土壤因年轻而富饶,而埃特纳火山更是新生地质。这片土地非常肥沃,矿物质含量丰富,此外,得益于砂质火山土壤,葡萄根可以延伸至地下数米,在葡萄生长过程中吸收更多的养分。在如此优越的自然环境下种植葡萄需要去繁从简,保持平衡,这样才能维持葡萄园本身的优雅风貌,更好的定义Firriato葡萄酒的风格。我们位于海拔600至800米的梯田上,这里覆盖着1556年火山喷发而带来的火山灰。虽然我们采用高山种植方法,但是这一纬度的特色日照和潮湿的气候,相对于意大利北部内陆种植区和欧洲大陆的葡萄种植区而言要温和得多。例如众所周知的瓦莱达奥斯塔和多洛米蒂山脉,和他们的传统葡萄种植园相比,这里近邻大海,沐浴在阳光中。这种葡萄栽培环境非常特殊,一方面源自其特殊的自然环境,而Di Gaetano家族和Firriato公司希望发掘这一矛盾的自然环境下孕育的西西里葡萄预期的价值和潜在的力量,现如今,可以说,在意大利葡萄酒领域,只有埃特纳能够做到。

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Cavanera Etnea

The vineyard

During the mild days of spring, when the skies are clear and the clouds dance around the summit of Etna, Firriato’s vineyards are resplendent in all their glory. Vine specimens that have been growing for hundreds of years— real natural sculptures— populate the terraces surrounding the antique palmento and are testimony of widespread vine cultivation even before the time of the phylloxera plague. Vineyards cover three different areas of the Cavanera Etnea Estate totalling an area of 22 hectares. Firriato’s main centre on Etna is on the North-East slope in Contrada Verzella at a height of 600m above sea level, while to the north at an altitude of 900m above sea level are the vineyards of Contrada Sant’Antonio and Contrada Montedolce.

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The Palmento

The north east slope of Etna is characterised by a phenomenon of urbanisation which is evidenced by the important presence of small agricultural plots marked by antique farmhouses. The Di Gaetano family have decided to continue this legacy by returning the property in Contrada Verzella back to its former glory. The property consists of the main farmhouse and the palmento (an old word applied to the structure and the equipment contained within, for making wine), dating back to the 1700s, which contains the wooden wine press, the containment vats carved out from the rock, and the drainage channels which were made either from terracotta or hollowed out from the hard basalt rock. It is a precious example of a physical artefact linked to wine-making culture, and is testimony of a history which Firriato has restored and brought to life once again.

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Terroir

Etna’s volcanic terrain is powerful because from a geological point of view it is a young cultivation area, capable of releasing a highly valuable supply of minerals. The extreme youth of the terrain makes it rich in elements such as iron, silica, aluminium, manganese and magnesium. The fertility of these soils is immense because their high mineral content is easily accessed by the plants’ roots—roots that in the sandy volcanic soil can reach a depth of several metres. This exponentially increases the absorbance of nutrients necessary for the plants’ productive cycle—a cycle which is also determined by the plants’ exposure.

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Resort

The Cavanera Etnea Resort is a place to experience and discover the strong link the Di Gaetano family have with Etna. A place where they interpret its nature through scrupulous mountainside viticulture, bringing the volcano’s unique and distinctive oenological characteristics to the glass. It is the ideal location for a 360 degree experience in the sensorial universe of the wines produced in this enchanting setting. The resort is equipped with all the modern comforts for an elegant stay in an unspoilt natural landscape. A landscape to be explored and admired by taking an excursion in the Etna woods or up to the craters at the summit of the volcano.