Vigna Firraru 2021 - 1

Vigna Firraru 2021

Fabbro, in Sicilian dialect Firraru the long-standing name of this black-soiled vineyard in Feudo Maccari. Vineyard that has a natural slope and important presence of limestone, clay skeleton and ferrous matrix very present compared to other soils in Sicily. The density of the soil therefore allows for important and structured fruit. The presence of stones enhances the soil temperatures, having very fast cooling and heating and therefore a great aromatic synthesis of the grapes. Firraru is an extremely luminous parcel, benefiting from the sea breezes of the Ionian Sea that favor ideal ripening of the grapes. Grillo is a very versatile variety that, thanks to its characteristics, has good aging potential and lends itself to various vinifications. As a show of respect for Grillo and its versatility, we had the desire to make an even softer, rounder and more structured varietal wine. Aged small first-passage barrels of three different toastings (blonde, medium and coeur) for at least 6 months.
Vintage Notes

As mild a winter as ever and an early spring kicked off the 2021 viticultural season in Sicily. Harmonious and balanced vegetation development, the result of our attention to detail. Immediately after flowering, temperatures rose rapidly as early as June, regulated by constant winds cooling the vineyards and significant temperature ranges. The harvest began in late August without any particular advances in ripening. The grapes, the highest expression of quality, represent very well the varietal and terroir characteristics.


Vigna Firraru 2021 - 1
Technical Features

Name of the Wine: Family and Friends
Classification: I.G.P. Terre Siciliane Bianco
Production Zone: Sicily – Noto
Varieties: 100% Grillo
Exposure: Southern
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Altitude: 80 metres above the sea level
Trellis: Bush System
Spacing of Rows: 10,90mt. x 2mt.
Production per Hectare: 23 hl
Alcohol percentage: 14,5% vol.
Suggested Serving Temperature: 8° – 9°


Vinification: Fermentation and maceration and temperature controlled part in steel tanks and part in small barrels.
Aging: In small first-passage barrels of three different roasts (blonde, medium and coeur) for at least 6 months
Bottle aging prior to release: 6 months at least

Tasting Notes

Colore: Giallo cristallino con riflessi dorati
Profumo: Sentori agrumati, seguiti da delicati aromi di vaniglia e cannella tostata
Buona struttura, trama tannica fine e palato avvolgente