Baroni di Pianogrillo - 'Curva Minore' - 2015
Chiaramonte Gulfi, Ragusa, Italy
Certified Organic, Biodynamic practices
For centuries the manor has towered above the "Pianogrillo" hill. It is a true manor house amid cypresses andolive groves, overlooking a green plain known as “Piana dell’Acate”, within the ancient county of Modica and
Chiaramonte (nowadays Province of Ragusa). Originally, during the Middle Ages, the building on the hill was a watchtower to lookout for and defend against the Saracens.
4 hectares under vine at 480m elevation above sea level on marly calcareous clay based soils. All dry grown bus vines adopting Guyot, Alberello a pedale d’olivo, Cordone speronato (spurred cordon), Alberello (derived from ancient Greek viticultural techniques - the vines have no wires or support and grow low and densely in the vineyard)