We rear the vines in full respect of the surrounding habitat, contributing with our work to improve the ecosystem through a series of initiatives that concern energy saving and the exclusion of the use of harmful substances to the natural balance of the environment.
The enhancement of the biodiversity of vineyards, in fact, allows us to increase fertility without the need to use chemical fertilizers or herbicides, obtaining products of the highest quality that smell of our Earth.
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A part of our vineyards is located right in front of the Swabian Castle, known as Castelluccio di Gela, a wonderful example of military architecture of the Swabian domination of the twelfth century, which is isolated among the lands of the plain of Gela inland a few kilometers from the coast and on a spur chalky that enhances even more the height.
From a stronghold to defend the territory inland, over time the castle was transformed into a noble residence. Towards the middle of the XIII-th century, it was assigned by Frederick IV to Perollo de Moach, soldier of Caltagirone, as regent of the whole feud. The last owners until the acquisition of the property were the Aragon Cortes of Newfoundland (Gela) and Pignatelli. The vineyards near the Castelluccio have an average age of more than thirty years and are managed in total respect of the surrounding nature, wonderfully rich in endless species of flowers and plants, such as thistle, used since ancient Rome as a natural coagulant of milk for vegetarian cheeses.