The Nero d’Avola Perricone Sicilia DOC “Giato” Centopassi is grown following Organic practices. Using the Guyot training method and planted to a density of 0.85 x 2.40. Harvest commences at the mid September when the grapes reach perfect ripeness, all the grapes are carefully selected and handpicked. After de-stemming, there is a maceration period of around a days. Fermentation in stainless steel and then the wine matures in steel vats for 5 months.
This wine is dedicated to the memory of Mafia victims and to those who actively demonstrate opposition to Sicilian criminal organisations through their work and on a daily basis.
Under the banner of Libera Terra, Centopassi cultivate land and vineyards that have been confiscated from the Mafia. Centopassi is the viticultural soul of the social cooperatives. All their vineyards are organically farmed and certified and are located in the Belice Corleonese, a site particularly suited to the production of high quality wines. The soils are rich in calcaire, and the vines are located high enough above sea level to keep them fresh and interesting. Yields are kept extremely low. Centopassi comprises of 94 hectares of confiscated Mafia land turned vineyards. The brave work undertaken by Centopassi helps create lawful work for locals and ensures good wages in addition to benefits access, such as, healthcare and pensions Not only is this project exceedingly noble but the wines are fantastic too. These products allow customers the ability to support this cause and aid in the breaking the mafias local control.