Mount Etna, called "a muntagna" by the local inhabitants, towers above the Camporè vineyards situated 765m above sea level on the last lava edge of a prehistoric lava flow. Here, nature has generously created the perfect soil and climatic conditions that are ideal for the cultivation of wine grapes. The volcanic landscape is the result of geological changes that occurred over a period of about 500,000 years and gives an exceptional mineral component to wines produced in this area, which results in elegant wines that are well structured and full bodied and favourably suited to ageing.
An island within an island
The volcanic composition of the soil (gravelly, sandy and ashy) directly characterises the vines, the grapes and ultimately, the wine itself. The climate is a fundamental factor that determines the quality of wines. The area around Etna boasts unique climate conditions compared to the rest of Sicily, making it an "island within an island". Its a very windy area subject to a great range of temperatures: these exclusive and favourable climatic conditions directly and positively influence wine production.