Montallegro - Sicilia
Organic not Certified
Calogero is one of the new vignerons that you should get to know in order to really understand the fire that burns inside the new generation of natural winemakers. Having grown professionally with Maestro Stefano Amerighi, Calogero has now returned to his homeland of Sicily in order to dedicate his body and soul to his new winery. The white grape Inzolia is the centerpiece of this project that is focused on local tradition, where there are deep roots of ancient winemaking methods such as, full cask, flor, maceration and so on. When you taste this wine you seem to go back decades and taste the wine of the past, but this time, done with deep awareness it can be enjoyed today.
The Calogero Caruana farm is located above the Torre Salsa Reserve, in the province of Agrigento (Sicily), less than 2 km from the sea. The soils are of a sandy composition with limestone and the total property is composed of 2 hectares of vineyards, 2 of arable land and 1 of olive groves. The grape varietals grown are all native: Inzolia, Grillo, Catarratto and Nero d’Avola all immersed in lush and spectacular Mediterranean scrub. Calogero's commitment lies in producing an artisanal wine that reflects the characteristics of the soil, the natural environment and each vintage is represented based on its unique characteristics. Fermentation is spontaneous from native yeast and the interventions in the cellar are minimal and essential, so that the fermentation and refinements take place in the best possible way.