Situated approximately 650 metres above the sea level and at the foot of the volcano, our vineyard is daily bathed in the hot light of Sicily’s sun. The traditional sapling plantation, with a planting pattern 1:1, allows only the manual workmanship throughout the year, from the pruning to the harvest. In this way, the environmental impact is minimized and the plantation is interlaced with the territory through the years. The biggest part of our plantation is composed of indigenous vines of the type ‘Nerello Mascalese’, accompanied by a reduced combination of ‘Nerello Cappuccio’, ‘Carricante’ and ‘Catarratto’, surrounded by fruit and flower trees that tend to dominate in our finished products. Furthermore, some species such as the ‘Minnella’, the ‘Moscatella of Etna’, the ‘Grecanico’ and the ‘Coda di Volpe’ are alongside of the primary plantations and they form the witnesses of the variety of the Etna Mount in the pre-phylloxera era. The vines carry an average of 80 production years, but some are present even more than a century and they are capable of offering each time a different year than the previous one. Our work has always been dedicated in exploiting all the potentials of these vines in the light of our experience in producing Etna D.O.C. wines.