The PRIMATERRA agricolture holding was born in 2003 with a wine production project to be an expression of this land where the volcano, during the centuries, has left an indelible print.
In 2009, the first wine Etna DOC harvest labelled Primaterra came from our vineyards on North Etna at 850 mt a.s.l, in Contrada Sciaranova,between Passopisciaro and Randazzo.
The vineyards named Vignagrande – Vignetta – Vignanuova and Vigna della quercia, were replanted with traditional vine varieties, Nerello mascalese and Nerello cappuccio in between 2004 and 2006. Based on long- standing existing crops, it has been chosen a rammed cordon breeding to improve the vineyard management and to restore the traditional sapling only on lava stone terrace.
Grapes grow on a lava, sandy and stony soil, rich of mineral substances. They grow without irrigation, but mostly with hard hand work and thanks to the particular climate area.
Recently, in Contrada Montedolce in Solicchiata in the Municipalicy of Castigione di Sicilia, it’s been gained an hectar with a “alberello” vineyard aged about 50 years old where a great quality Etna Doc wine will be producted from.
Sunny winters but cold, rain is enough but not generous and a exposed wind help to keep the vineyard intact even during the most rainy years.
Our agricolture holding believes in our area very much and we want to link an high- quality wine production with nature and tradition respect, implementing modern growing techniques.
Etna wine Primaterra is a product that wants to be an expression of our territory and that offers feelings of great complexity, after a suitable aged.
The PRIMATERRA agricolture holding is ready for hosting you in our cellar in Sciaranova where a barrils room and a wine tasting room were created.
Also, a large outdoor space allows you to enjoy the surrounding landscape where the vineyards view goes from the top of the Volcano to the Alcantara Valley and Mount Nebrodi. Many events and wine tastings on theme are organised during the year, regularly.
Vineyards and Cellars:
Contrada Sciaranova – RANDAZZO (CT)Contrada Montedolce CASTIGLIONE DI SICILIA (CT)
Registered office in:
Via Marzulli, 91 – 95024 ACIREALE (CT)
Tiziana Gandolfo +39 339 6648951