The company name derives from the “terraces” on which, as always in human history, on the slopes of Etna the vines have grown. The amphitheater of terraces collects the native vines of Etna as if in an embrace: the Nerello Mascalese, the main grape variety of the company that binds the entire production, the Nerello Cappuccio and the Carricante, embracing other international varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot.
These worldwide prized wines are the unrivaled result of centuries-old traditions, of the use of modern technologies and of a constant effort to protect the natural local environment.
The company’s logo represents a stylized bunch of grapes, while the packaging’s colors recall those of the Etna’s landscape: the brown color for the lava’s soil where the vineyards are being grown, the red color for the volcano’s fire, and the white for the volcanic ashes.
All the company’s wines originate from the Nerello vine, including the the red wines Cirneco, with its elegance and strenght and Carusu, born from the younger vineyards.
The international vines give rise to two Rossi IGT Sicilia: Cratere, a red wine that binds Petit Verdot to the autochthonous Nerello Mascalese, and Pinot Noir, a praise to the father of the vines .
Ciuri is an elegant and unique wine, born from the white vinification of Nerello Mascalese.
From the vineyards of Carricante the Cinniri is produced, a White Etna DOC which, as the name itself indicates, brings back the typical flavors of the volcano in the glass.
In this area, the production of “spumante” started at the beginning of the 19th century when this sparkling wine was still called the “Champagne Etna”.
The international vines give rise to four Classic Method Sparkling Wines (two that maintain 36 months on the lees and two that remain 50 months): Cuvée Brut, a blanc de blanc from Chardonnay grapes, and Rosé Brut, a blend of Pinot Noir and Nerello Mascalese.