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.
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.
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.
- Reliquia bianco
- Insolia nera
- Catanese nero