Santo Spirito wines are sensual and succulent, always seductive, with an almost fleshy bouquet and a rich and enveloping palate. But always pure and balanced. Very refined, yes, but also delicate. At the same time generous and vulnerable. Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington can give you a musical image. Velvety, noble poultry, pork loin, escalopes with Marsala.
Marco DeGrazia's vineyard on the north slope of the volcanic Mount Etna isn't just among the highest in Europe; it is in fact the highest in Europe. While the wild island of Sicilia may rest in Italy's South, the vineyard's elevation of 700-900 meters above sea level gives its grapes an ideal condition of warm, sunny days and cool nights. The microclimate combined with the volcanic soil offers the estate's grapes a fairly fantastic growing environment, and the resulting wines have an ethereal, airy, almost mystical quality that has made many connoisseurs liken them to fine Burgundy.Certified organic since 2008, the 30-hectare estate devotes itself to making serious, artisanal wines deeply inflected with Etna's unique character. The fact that the vast majority of the vines are prephylloxera old vines only adds to the reason why DeGrazia's estate has earned its reputation for producing fine, elegant, age-worthy wines that are not easily
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