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An elegant rose from the heights of Mount Etna that'll have you believing your drinking still Champagne. Working under the same methods as Sicilian farmers from centuries ago, I Vigneri is a farmer's collective that eschews modern pesticides and machines. Rustic farming with horses and donkeys, hand working the land and handpicked grapes. This is two long established varieties, Alicante and Grecanico Dorato, with the wine made by legendary Savio Foti with native yeasts and no added sulfites.
From the mouth of the importer (Louis/Dressner):
"The "Maestranza dei Vigneri" ("Winegrowers Guild") was established in Catania in 1435. This important association of vine cultivators working in the Etna region was the foundation stone for professionalism in wine growing and production.
After 500 years, I Vigneri is today the name of a company of winegrowers and producers operating around Etna and in eastern Sicily. The proprietors are vine experts like Salvo Foti (www.salvofoti.it) and a group of local growers from the Etna region.
I Vigneri is the culmination of more than 30 years experience in Eastern Sicily, of historic, social and technical research aimed at achieving "excellence" in wine growing and producing. We have sought to use non-invasive methods and systems, to respect local traditions and our own ancient grape varieties as far as possible, and to avoid the damage that over-reaching ambition and egoism can cause. Our work ethic lies in the pleasure of work well done, without frenzy, in harmony above all with ourselves..."