Name: Pietradolce Start-up year: 2005 Cultivated hectares: 18 Winemaker name: Carlo Ferrini Address: Contrada Rampante - Solicchiata - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) Web Site: www.pietradolce.it
Pietradolce borns in 2005, and finds its place in Solicchiata, part of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the North-East of Etna. The vineyard covers 10 hectares, between 600 and 800 meters above sea level, and is divided into three plots each falling in a different district: Marchesa, Moganazzi, and Chiusa Spagnolo.
The soils of the vineyards are of a Franco-sandy, with abundant presence of stones and minerals - generous gift of the volcano Etna-unique features that give the wines their kind.
You have chosen to grow only native vines of Etna, raised largely in the traditional sapling. Choice derived from a deep conviction that this is what the country needs. Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante are and will be the main players in the history of Pietradolce.