Feudi del Pisciotto is located at the very heart of Sicily, just a few kilometers from Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina. The winery includes a new building, the very core of production capable of processing up to 10,000 hectoliters of wine, the ancient Baglio from the Eighteenth century.
The winery includes a new and modern building, the very core of production, capable of processing up to 10,000 hectoliters of wine and an ancient feud. The feud dates back to the Eighteenth century and at the time it was one of the largest of Sicily. The old building includes the Palmento, from the Latin word “paumentum”, which conjures up the movement of the grape press by force of gravity, considered today one of the best tech- nique. Restored without any modifi cations, the Palmento is directly con- nected to the modern cellar.
If Tuscany, together with Piedmont, is the most prestigious wine region of Italy, in recent years Sicily has also established itself as a land of great wines. A region that the Greeks and Romans used to call Enotria for its celebrated vocation for the cultivation of the vine. In fact, the climate and soil of the island are a quality assurance, as well as quantity. The point is that for a long, perhaps too long time, it has been the second to prevail on the first in the interests of local and foreign producers. The Sicilian wines, together with other wines from the South of Italy, were used to be sold in bulk in a more or less transparent way to remedy the production defi – ciencies of wines from Central and Northern France and other countries, especially during the bad years. However, in recent years, thanks to the pioneering work of some lar- ge families of Sicilian farmers as well as Institutions such as the Regional Institute of Vine and Wine, the wine making of the island has discovered a productive and cultural renaissance, made of large investments, believing that this land would be able to produce high quality wines. In this new movement of Sicilian revival, Feudi del Pisciotto, the first Sicilian company of DCC group (together with Castellare di Castellina and Rocca di Frassinello in Tuscany and Gurra di Mare the other Sicilian winery), is doing its part.