Rosso di Contrada

The vineyards planted by us in the Buonivini district, with the chromaticity of the land, exposure and different slopes, make up the Rosso di Contrada. To better understand the potential of each vineyard, we have always vinified and aged the wines separately, in order to be able to interpret every single parcel, to enhance the characteristics that distinguish it. It is vinified in steel tanks and aged in barrels for at least a year, followed by a long refinement in the bottle.


Territory - Val di Noto, Buonivini district
Varietal - Nero d'Avola
Soil - Clayey limestone
Vineyard extension - 13.55 ha
Training system - Free standing bush "Alberello Pachinese impupato", bilateral spurred cordon
Altitude above sea level - From 35 meters to 77 meters
Exposure - North, East
Yield per hectare - 50 qli / ha - 34hl / ha
Agriculture - Biodynamics, with no use of herbicides, no treatments and / or chemical and / or synthetic fertilizers; pesticide treatments are limited to low doses of mine sulfur and propolis; fertilizations is limited to biodynamic preparations, shredded pruning and green manure of grasses and legumes.
Vinification - With indigenous yeasts, long maceration of the must with the skins
Filtration - No
Fining - No
Maturation - In cask tanks for at least one year
Total production - About 60,000

ATTENTION: The 2017 harvest of Rosso di Contrada is produced by an assembly of the individual vineyards with a composition that changes every year according to the vintage. It is our best expression of the Buonivini district, all in a single wine. In the 2017 harvest we completed our parceling process for each individual vineyard, producing in addition to the Rosso di Contrada six different "crus". Vinifying and refining them in a different way, we are able to enhance the unique characteristics and appreciate the many nuances that Nero d'Avola is able to have thanks to the land most suited to the wine. The expression of the individual vineyards is subdivided into six crus:

  • Rosso di Contrada "don Paolo"
  • Rosso di Contrada "don Pasquale"
  • Rosso di Contrada "coniglio"
  • Rosso di Contrada "lenza lunga"
  • Rosso di Contrada "cozzu parrino"
  • Rosso di Contrada "conca"