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Graci

Passopisciaro,
Sicilia, Italy

About the producer

Alberto Graci stands as a prominent figure and trailblazer in Mount Etna's viticultural renaissance since the start of the millennium. Renowned in the realm of Etna wines, Graci has reached the zenith, setting an exceptional standard on the volcanic slopes. Demonstrating meticulous attention to detail, he expertly harmonizes tension and verve in his Etna wines, showcasing his steadfast commitment to local traditions and the distinctive qualities of each vintage. Situated in Passopisciaro, Graci's estate strategically covers the northern slope of the volcano, encompassing Etna's premier contrada sites: Arcuria, Feudo di Mezzo, Barbabecchi, Muganazzi, and Santo Spirito. These vineyards, positioned at elevations ranging from 600 to 1000 meters above sea level, present a captivating diversity of terroirs, featuring volcanic soils and sandy substrates. Notably, many 'alberello' vines remain on their original rootstock, ungrafted and resistant to phylloxera due to the unique composition of volcanic soil. Graci focuses on indiginous grapes, nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccino for the reds and carricante and catarratto for his whites.

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Adhering to a philosophy of minimal intervention, Graci champions a hands-off approach both in the vineyard and the cellar. Employing wild yeasts and implementing limited temperature control, fermentation occurs in a combination of large cement tanks, upright wooden ‘tini,’ and seasoned barrels, all in pursuit of the quality while capturing the essence of soil and fruit. Graci wines are celebrated for their elegance, minerality, vibrancy, and a richness that reflects both character and personality

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

Organic farming practices are utilized but the winery is not certified

Location of vineyards

Contrada Arcuria, Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, Contrada Santo Spirito, Contrada Muganazzi, Contrada Barbabecchi

Soil details

Etna - volcanic soil with basaltic stones, iron, copper and zinc

In the Cellar

Winemaker

Emiliano Falsini & Alberto Graci

Additional notes

Wines produced

Etna Bianco, Etna Rosato, Etna Rosso, Etna Bianco Arcuria, Etna Bianco Muganazzi, Etna Rosso Arcuria, Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo, Etna Rosso Arcuria Sopra il Pozzo, Quota 1000 Contrada Barbabecchi

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