Feudo Silvestri is located in Granieri, a small village of around 400 inhabitants in the province of Catania. The area is home of the famous ‘Cerasuolo di Vittoria’, the only DOCG wine in all Sicily.
The wines from this less-fashionable southeast corner of the island have a unity and authenticity that make them a true reflection of their terroir one which, perhaps surprisingly given the baking hot climate, expresses aroma and an exhilarating dry intensity rather than weight and power.
The farm was created in 1862 when an old feudal tenement was bought by Antonio Silvestri from the newly established Kingdom of Italy at a “candle auction”.
Mr. Silvestri subsequently built the fortified colonial house that became the beating heart of the town of Granieri and that is still used by his descendants and third generation of growers: the Riccobono family.
The philosophy is very simple: low density planting, hand-picking and minimal intervention (no added yeast, no filtration, no treatments) – just let Mother Nature work her magic!
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
Made with 60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato picked at the end of September, vinified at controlled temperature and aged for 8 months in barriques followed by 48 months in bottle.
Spicy and with great structure matched by a brisk acidity that mellows after a few years; it might need decanting to unlock the everchanging flavours
(this is a proper natural, hand-made product: the presence of sediments might make the wine cloudy and present a good degree of bottle variation).