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From a small one-acre vineyard in the Contrada (district) Rampante comes our interpretation of Chardonnay. The idea of making one of the most celebrated international grape varieties on the slopes of Etna was challenging but fascinating. We produced about 5,000 bottles, aged in French Chassin oak from small family barrel makers.



The landscape of the Contrada Rampante vineyards is characterized by volcanic formations with different compositions but from the same time period (between 4,000 and 15,000 years ago).


  • 1. Flavor intensity
  • 2. Body
  • 3. Tannin
  • 4. Acidity
  • 5. Alcohol


As a certified B Corp, we are proud to be part of a global movement of companies committed to upholding high standards of social and environmental impact.
As members of Sostain, we join an association of winemakers dedicated to the sustainable development of Sicily.
We are part of a select group of winemakers, ambassadors of sustainability, who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in practicing environmentally friendly viticulture in the face of evolving climate challenges.

Grapes: Chardonnay
Appellation: White – Sicilia DOC
Vineyards: northern slope of the Etna volcano – Contrada Rampante, Castiglione
di Sicilia – Catania – Sicily
Soil: terraced on volcanic soils
Year planted: 2000
Elevation: 740 m.a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure: north
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
Vines per ha: 4,250
Yield per ha: 60 ql
Harvest: August 18th, 2021
Climate trends: dry and mild winter, cool spring with average rainfall. Dry and very hot summer, especially in the months from June to August
Fermentation: in 300 liter French oak barrels
Fermentation temperature: 16-18°
Duration of fermentation: 12 days
Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
Aging: in French oak barrels
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.36 – TA 5.51 g/l – RS 0.6 g/l – TE 22.3 g/l
Contains sulphites

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  • Vintage 2021
    Guide James Suckling
    Award 92/100
  • Vintage 2020
    Guide James Suckling
    Award 93/100
  • Vintage 2020
    Guide Mondial des Vins Extrêmes
    Award Medaglia d’Oro