Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is home to the wine-producing couple Salvatore di Gaetano and Vinzia Novara. Here, in the mid-1980s, the two wine professionals founded the Firriato winery out of passion and love to their homeland. The farm's vineyard is divided among three very different regions: One part grows in the wild, rugged nature around the port city of Trapani in the west of the island. Other vines grow on the beautiful, tiny island of Favignana on the eastern coast. The third – and arguably most impressive – part of the Firriato winery's growing area is on the slopes of Sicily's domestic volcano, Mount Etna. The grapes that traditionally grow there are called Nerello Cappuccio and Nerello Mascalese. The red wine Etna Rosso DOC is made from them.
Surprise your guests at the next dinner with this original volcano wine! In addition to Etna Rosso, to which we attribute the originality bonus, we recommend Santagostino Rosso. This Mediterranean wine brings Sicilian flair into your living room all year round! The Sicilian shows a deep ruby red with violet reflections and notes reminiscent of ripe red fruits, juniper, blackberries and cinnamon. An elegant red wine, Santagostino Rosso impresses with depth and power, coupled with a long finish. Combined with grilled meats, roasts, game dishes and strong cheeses bring out this wine to its fullest potential. Discover all the Sicilian Firriato wines with us in our online shop!
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