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Palermo

The "Azienda Agricola Palermo" is located near Salaparuta in the province of Trapani in the south Sicily, It was founded by Antonio Palermo in 1976. At that time, only a relatively small area was planted with vines. In 2002, his son Giovanni took over the business. This set itself the goal of producing high-quality terroir-related wines. The first experiment was with different grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. After a few attempts, the choice finally fell on the autochthonous Sicilian variety Nero d'Avola, which was associated with "Controspalliere" (stake training) Guyot is grown. There are around 3,600 vines per hectare, which are cultivated for a corresponding yield of approx. 1.2 to 1.5 kg per plant. The vineyards now cover around six hectares of vineyards in the DOC area, which has been classified as new since 2006 Salaparuta,

The pure DOC red wine "Bruchicello" from the Nero d'Avola variety was first marketed in 2001 (born 1999). The grapes are harvested by hand in small baskets, followed by mashing for almost two weeks in stainless steel containers under temperature control. The wine is aged for 12 months in 50% new French barriques and another 12 months in the bottle. The second wine, the DOC white wine Salaparuta, was created from the indigenous Catarratto vine.

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