THE END OF 2017 GRAPE HARVEST
The Etna Grape Harvest
The final signature of the Volcano on 2017 grape harvest
The 2017 grape harvest has finished also this year in the Cavanera estate, under the look of the Etna volcano. Vintage 2017 was really particular, grapes have been shaped by often very extreme climante and water conditions. Anyway our experts continuosly and attentively monitored plant development. A tender and paternal role such as the volcano’s one cradling vines and transmitting its flooding energy even caused a slight increase in production. Nerello Mascalese vine absorbed more than other vine varietals this energy , generating huge expectations for wines like Gaudensius, bright and refined spumante , a unique icon of elegance in the Sicilian winescape
Trapani countryside, an endless story
North western Sicily, the heart of Firriato’s estates
2017 Grape harvest started in Trapani countryside estates: Pianoro Cuddìa, Dàgala Borromeo, Borgo Guarini and Baglio Sorìa. The phenolic maturity of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet was remarkable let us think about future enchanting wines. The best sensorial result was up to white vine varietals such as Catarratto and Grillo, but also red vine varietal like Perricone. We expect to achieve wines with sophisticated aromas and remarkable structure for a memorable tasting. The drying conditions of this land required endless work to our experts who observed a slight decrease in production. As everybody knows, difficuties make us stronger, the same happens to Firriato’s wines, achieving the best gifts of Mother Nature.
Favignana, harvesting between sea and wind
Calamoni grape harvest comes full circle
The last of the estates is maybe the most special one. We obviously talk about Calamoni di Favignana, the unique vineyard of the Egadi islands. An expression of extreme viticulture like the one carried out on the Mount Etna, 2017 grape harvest did not presented alterations compared to 2016. In this sea landscape Firriato grows red and white vine varietals , among them, Zibibbo has standed out under organoleptic aspect. A grape benefitted from sea and wind influence, two key elements of the Calamoni estate, generating briny and balsamic notes in a bottle of Passulé ensuring a year more of sensorial magic.