sabato 11 maggio 2013

Tenuta di Fessina, a conscious agriculture

“I believe that working in the vineyards is a question of balances. What is important is the soil, with its potential, its qualities, but also its limits. We have to respect nature, without trying to modify it” (Federico Curtaz) “Spanning the slopes of Mt. Etna, Italy’s largest active volcano, Tenuta di Fessina is a remarkably unique Sicilian winery. Founded in 2007 by winemaker Silvia Maestrelli, her husband Roberto Silva, and winemaker Federico Curtaz, the Fessina Estate is located in Rovittello, a small, picturesque village in the heart of Castiglione di Sicilia. The spectacular Fessina estate lies in the shadows of Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, which adds to the mystique of this incredible property. Given its distinct location, the terroir of the vineyards is composed of centuries-old lava deposits, which yield strikingly individual wines that are in a class by themselves. In addition to the main estate, the winery includes two additional vineyards, a tribute to Sicily’s incredibly fertile, beautiful landscape. The Segesta vineyard is dedicated to the Nakone, Fessina’s elegant Chardonnay, while the Val di Noto is the source of the Nero D’Avola grapes used to create the rich, sensual Ero Rosso wine. In essence, Tenuta di Fessina is a testament to the beauty and splendor of its surroundings: the magnificence of the region is reflected in the wines“. (By Winebow)

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