All over Sicily images and emotions tell the stories of the hundreds of races which have lived there. The vine has grown with them since the dawn of time shaping the landscape of the island. "Therefore, wine has always been a fundamental component of Mediterranean civilizations" (V. Manfredi), an essential part of the diet, but, it plays a leading role in myths, in religious and social rights, in economy and commerce. Pellegrino and Duca di Castelmonte wines represent all the main features of this land, the synthesis of places, the memory and traditions of great civilizations, will help you to understand the very soul of Sicily.
To put together production and safeguard the environment is necessary to guarantee future generations the right to live on a rich and fertile land. Pellegrino respects nature and this respect is fundamental in the company's philosophy. The results are evident: many of the best vineyards are inside nature reserves and are perfectly integrated in the ecosystem. Production in the winery is also subject to rigid control which is guaranteed by the certification companies which certify conformity to the ISO 14001 norms. Gorghi Tondi, the Stagnone, the Pantelleria reserve are corners of a wordly paradise where nature helps us to pick "the nectar of the Gods". Following the thousand year old tradition of the vine in Sicily Pellegrino has always put land first: the family farms are witness to this. They stretch for more than 300 ha. (Gazzerotta, Kelbi, Ramisella, Rinazzo, San Nicola, "Gorghi Tondi"), and are in the best areas of western Sicily, which have many kinds of soil, microclimates, and types of vine from which our best wines come. Investments have been put into these farms for replanting with clones of foreign and local grapes. The historical cellars of Carlo Pellegrino &C. Spa stand right in the town centre of Marsala and cover an area of 300,000 square meters with a capacity of about 200,000 hl, of which 40,000 hl in oak. A modern bottling line was installed in 1990.
This red wine is obtained from Nero d’Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown near Gorghi Tondi. Its colour is ruby red with brick-red reflections. Among the intense aromas pleasant hints of plum can be made out. Best with roast meat.
From the marvelous island of Pantelleria and from the best selection of Muscat of Alessandria grapes or Zibibbo here is an excellent sweet, light gold wine with an intense, elegant aroma. Ideal with dried fruit and as an after dinner wine.
Natural “passito” of Pantelleria obtained from a careful selection of muscat of Alexandria grapes or Zibibbo, hand-picked towards the end of August and then dried. It is golden-yellow with amber reflections and you can make out scents of tropical fruit and honey in its wonderful aroma. Best with oven-baked cakes and piquant cheeses.