To produce the Grillo Sicilia DOC “Rocce di Pietra Longa” Centopassi manual harvest occuring in the second half of August. Fermentation is done at a controlled temperature for 45 days. The wine is then transferred to steel vats for nine months of maturation on its lees before bottling.
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.