Estate: Dating back to 1697 [and consistently been producing wine since then], Feudo di Santa Tresa is headed by Stefano Girelli. Located in Vittoria, southern Sicily the estate consists of about 50 hectares of vineyards. Promoting an organic, sustainable ecosystem, the estate focuses their “attention on nature, in order to emphasize its qualities, rather than exploiting or modifying it”. They are committed “to championing local indigenous grape varieties”. In addition, they have recently introduced a local Sicilian bee species to the estate, which will aid in natural pollination. All the packaging is recycled and free of chemicals, right down to the vegetable based ink on the recycled label. For more on their sustainable and organic initiatives, click here.
Philosophy: To “work in harmony with nature to make expressive, organic wines full of Sicilian character and soul”.
Winemaking: The estate takes a holistic approach to every aspect of winemaking. Certified organic, the family grown grapes are cultivated using sustainable, time honoured methods such as cover crops and natural herbicides.
Tasting Notes: Bright transparent ruby in colour, with aromas of raspberry and strawberry. A fruity explosion of strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry is framed by bright acidity. White pepper and earth accent the dry, fruity finish.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Grilled or barbequed poultry and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Frappato [I was unable to confirm varietal percentage.]
Terre Siciliane IGP
Bottled by C.F.M. e C. S.P.a. on behalf of Santa Tresa