THE PREPHYLLOXERA VINEYARD
The history of our Viticulture
In the vineyards of Cavanera Etna Estate there is a rare and precious treasure. The oldest part of this wonderland vineyard lays along the profile of the erupted lava, with plants characterized by extraordinary shape, size and vitality. They distinguish themselves from all others by the growing of the trunk, often evolved into concentric circles, spirals and twisted arms. Creatures that Time has forged, bringing them to us full of history and yet vital, tough, full of fruits. They are rootstock less, some of them have been planted before the Phylloxera in the early twentieth century. They are extraordinary plants.
To protect and to keep them productive is Firriato’s most sacred and sincere commitment. This project aims at safeguarding this historical, cultural and enological heritage by preserving the germplasm and the ADN of these plants by perpetuating the genome with the offshoot technique in order to guarantee the genetic continuity of the vineyard, making it in fact immortal.
In this way, from the oldest vines, new plants are generated, which bring with them the enological, antropological and historical heritage of this vineyard