Nine centuries ago between the Hills of the Madonie that surround the coast of Cefalù, carl Ruggero d'Altavilla built the Abbey of Santa Anastasia (in a Byzantin farmhouse that was called "Yspigro"). The microclimatie position of the lands (as a matter of faet, there are lands at an attitude of approximately 250 meters above sea level) yielded much esteemed grapes of which the monks derived a wine of a unique and sublime quality. This product was highly apprectated on the episcopal and baronial tables of the island and became a much sought after wine.
The Abbazia Sant'Antiasia Biological Cricket has a straw yellow color with light greenish nuances, while the nose offers fresh fruit aromas with floral notes. The palate is pleasantly fresh, sapid and persistent. Best served with fish dishes, excellent as an aperitif.
Quality viticulture and elegant oenology marks Litra, a Cabernet Sauvignon grown on sharply descending buttressed land. Lengthy maceration, aging in French oak barrels. A good refining period in bottles to develop its bouquet. It can be kept bottled for long periods.
Montenero is the name of a hill that stands at an altitude of 500 meters. Three red grapes are grown here including the excellent Nero d'Avola which, used in a greater proportion, distinguishes this great red wine. Character, personality and elegance are the main features of this wine which can be kept bottled for long periods. It is best accompanied by...
Nero d’Avola shows an intense ruby red color with a slightly faded violet nail. Good clarity and concentration. It offers aromas that evoke aromas of red fruit that are intense, pleasant and fresh anyway. In the mouth it is generous with fruity and spicy veins. However, it has a good body and is very pleasant and excellent to sip.
A white wine obtained mainly from Inzolia, a traditional Sicilian grape, combined with non-native Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, harvested when at a good stage of ripeness and vinified in mixed varieties according to the most up-to-date oenology protocol. A wine full of primary and secondary bouquets. The taste is persistent and full-bodied.
A red wine made from a Sicilian grape like the Nero d'Avola and vinified with a small quantity of Merlot grapes left to ripen under the hot Sicilian sun. It has a good maceration and average aging in wood to round its noble tannins, keeping the original fragrance and primary bouquet. A soft, rich and balanced wine which can be aged.