The vineyards

For the wine, Sicilia and life lovers

Assuli vineyards are located in the heart of Western Sicily between Mazara del Vallo and Trapani, with a mild and breezy climate at altitudes from 100 to 600 meters above sea level.

Our vineyards

About 130 hectares of land mainly suited for the indigenous grape varieties like Nero d’Avola, Zibibbo, Insolia, Lucido, Grillo, Perricone, but also perfect for the well-known Syrah.

MAZARA DEL VALLOCarcitella

Hectares
65 hectares
Altitude
120-150 meters above the sea level
Latitude
37°41'13’’N
Longitude
12°31’’47’’E
Grape Varieties
Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Insolia, Grillo, Lucido, Zibibbo
Area
Mainly flat with total sun exposure. Medium mixture soil, tending to clay with emerging skeleton. Two artificial lakes within the area guarantee the water supply.

CASTELVETRANOBesi

Hectares
17 hectares
Altitude
200-250 meters above the sea level
Latitude
37°44’07.97’’N
Longitude
12°45’’39.34’’E
Grape Varieties
Nero d’Avola
Area
Total sun exposure. Medium mixture soil with deep skeleton. An artificial lake guarantees the water supply.

SALEMIFontanabianca

Hectares
26 hectares
Altitude
150-250 meters above the sea level
Latitude
37°46’23.43’’N
Longitude
12°42’57.32’’E
Grape Varieties
Syrah
Area
Both flat, with total sun exposure, and steep with sun exposure from the South. Medium mixture soil with clay and rich skeleton. An artificial lake guarantees the water supply.

CALATAFIMISegesta

Hectares
3 hectares
Altitude
315 meters above the sea level
Latitude
37°55’27.04’’N
Longitude
12°50’28.57’’E
Grape Varieties
Grillo
Area
Located inside a small basin surrounded by hills that reduce the sun exposure favoring a good temperature range. The view is fascinating and includes the ancient Temple of Segesta.

BUSETO PALIZZOLOBosco Scorace

Hectares
20 hectares
Altitude
600 meters above the sea level
Latitude
37°59’26’’N
Longitude
12°46’47’’E
Grape Varieties
Nero d'Avola, Perricone, Grillo, Lucido
Area
The latest addition to the property, it is in an extraordinary location with breathtaking view. Thanks to the unusual 600 m asl of altitude it has a great temperature range making this plot unique in the area.

THE SICILIAN RELIC GRAPE VARIETIESExperimental vineyard

For Assuli the attention to the land and to its preservation is imperative. For this reason, our continuous research, expertise and constant desire for excellence have led us to the realization of an experimental vineyard aimed to rediscover ancient grape varieties.

Together with the Istituto Vite Vino of Marsala that allowed the research on 14 relic vines, Assuli has dedicated a plot – 600 grafts in 600 implants in 0,3 hectares of land – to improve the growth of specific varieties in an organic experimental vineyard.

The Sicilian relic vines tell the ancient history of the Sicilian wine, each variety represents the land on its own way. For example, the term “Vitrarolo”, which vines are cultivated in limited amount in the Nebrodi mountain area with very harsh climate, comes from the vitreous appearance of the branches that in winter become almost glassy and break easily.

A way to further underline the connection with the land, knowing that its indigenous grape varieties and the safeguard of the extraordinary biodiversity are the future of Sicilian viticulture.

VARIETYWhites

  • Alzano
  • Cutrera
  • Dunnuni
  • Nave
  • Oriddu
  • Recuno
  • Reliquia bianco

VARIETYReds

  • Anonima
  • Insolia nera
  • Vitrarolo
  • Bracau
  • Catanese nero
  • Lucignola
  • Rucignola

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