The Terre Siciliane Frappato Pianogrillo is cultivated at an altitude of 480 meters on calcareous clay soil with southern exposure. The harvest is manual and the wine is made in conical/stainless steel vats. The Terre Siciliane Frappato Pianogrillo ages in 22hl wooden barrels then in a glass.
NOTES: “The Company Pianogrillo is an ancient Sicilian fief, in the Iblei mountans, in Chiaramonte Gulfi, it has belonged to the barons Piccione di Pianogrillo for centuries. Pianogrillo produces high quality extra virgin olive oil, well known and also wine, all with organic and biodynamic methods.The average height is about 480m / slm, with calcareous clay soils, cool and ventilated nights even in summer.All in the company is oriented to the preservation of nature and respect for the environment natural.There is also a breeding of the rare Sicilian black pig in the wild, extinct and protected breed.The herds graze freely in the farmlands and in the company woods, as well as the horses that are used for the processing of the vines. blackberry Frappato and Nero d’Avola, and white berry: Grillo, olive pedal systems, Guyot or spurred cordon average age 10 years. ” LORENZO PICCIONE
The house has been on the Pianogrillo hill for centuries. A true Sicilian “Manor”, spread among cypress and Saracen olive trees, overlooking the plain of Acate, in the ancient county of Modica and Chiaramonte. During the Middle Ages lookout tower against Saracen pirates, was transformed in 1700, in a manor house in the style of Ragusa, with a noble chapel and underground cellars vaulted tuff. It stands in a panoramic position at the edge of the archaeological area of Akrillai, an ancient Neolithic settlement with mysterious outlines and lost in the mists of time. Still today in Pianogrillo there are still ancient lava stone oil, dating back to the 3rd century AD. and, within the same company, an ancient early Christian necropolis located in the area of San Nicola. It was an ancient fief, for more than 300 years, of the barons Piccione di Grassura and Molino d’Immezzo, originally from Acireale but transferred to the north chasing their careers, transformed today into a modern farm by Lorenzo Piccione di Pianogrillo, last descendant of the barons , which deals with the management, a returning Sicilian and … ambrosian rite … Total cultivated area over 80 hectares.
Built-in 2014, the new winery, with zero environmental impact systems, contains the 50hl fermenters and the 25hl truncated conical tanks, as well as the bottling and bottling plants under nitrogen.
Winemaking methods: 50hl steel winemakers, 25hl truncated conical vats, 7hl vats for micro vinification and must inoculum. Autochthonous and / or selected yeasts.
Techniques in winemaking: maceration, manual pressing, reassembly and délestage, svinatura, bâtonnage.
Aging techniques: 25h Slavonian oak barrels, Etna chestnut tonneaux, steel, 22hl French oak truncated cone vats.