This agricultural estate of 110 hectares, located just a short distance away from Trapani in the western part of Sicily, is where the Di Gaetano family’s great dream began in the 1980s. This is one of the most authentic and charming parts of Sicily, where the vineyards are harmoniously integrated with the breathtaking natural setting at the borders of the nature reserve of the Trapani and Paceco salt pans.
Calamoni di Favignana
The Calamoni Estate is located on the central-southern side of the island, just a short distance from the sea. The vineyard covers just over 5 hectares, enclosed by the traditional dry stone walls. The soil here is truly unique. The island of Favignana offers a unique and unrepeatable habitat. Most of the Mediterranean islands are volcanic or granitic in nature.
The Cavanera Estate is nestled on a series of terraces which vineyards cover many Contradas from north-east to north slopes of the volcano. A
hundred years old vineyards, with some younger sections created by the replanting activities performed by the company over the years. They contain extraordinary beautiful plants, the expression of an age-old vineyard.
Set on a hilltop, its lands slope down towards the alluvial plain of a stream. This area, is distinguished by the complexity of the soil and climate conditions, which change from one zone to another, and its variety of orography. The range of altitude and the complex weather conditions, which can vary considerably from one area to another, characterize this estate.
The ampelographic platform of this estate is very diverse with eight varieties, all autochthonous, which express the unique wine-making qualities of this island. Pianoro Cuddìa’s hectares perfectly embody the essence of the viticulture practiced in the province of Trapani.
Characterized by undulating and flat terrain, it is about 15 kilometers from the sea. vineyards benefit from a dry, well-ventilated microclimate
with significant temperature ranges between day and night. One of the most important elements of this estate is the soil composition. The same philosophic approach to the production that characterizes all other Firriato estates has been chosen to Dàgala Borromeo: there is not
a predefined version of Nero d’Avola, not a single fixed model of interpretation to refer to; this applies for all of the vines planted
and all of the wines produced. One Sicily, many Sicilies.