Sicily is blessed with all the natural elements necessary, including the wind and the sun, on which the winegrower depends for the production of quality grapes. Casa Vinicola Firriato, which is in the heart of the region with the densest concentration of vines in the whole of Italy, was created during the mid 80's. The strength of this company is its youth and the producers, Salvatore and Vinzia
Di Gaetano epitomise its entrepreneurial spirit with tenacity and determination. They believe that they are blessed with the resource of one of the most suitable territories in the world for wine growing and can therefore meet the challenge to produce great wines. The philosophy of the company is the following: - The development of indigenous grape varieties to fulfil their maximum potential. - The use of those international varieties which are best suited to Sicilian conditions. - Focused marketing allied to a pricing philosophy which offers value for money at all levels. And so in 1995 a vital turning point was rached. The winery discovered the benefits of using Australian winemaking techniques in Sicilian conditions.
Harmonium Grappa riserva is a blend of acquavite of different vintages, distilled over a maximum period of 5 years and aged in barrels of limousine oak, beech, chestnut, mulberry and cherry. Each type of wood contributes to a specific characterization of absolute authenticity and craftsmanship.
Quater is a modern grappa with a soft aromatic bouquet. A highly developed distillate aimed at a discerning international audience, no longer used to the traditional grappa. It is a acquavite that is refined and attentively treated in every aspect of its production.
It is a lively example of the white wines produced on Mount Etna thanks to the sensations it gives to the mouth and nose with the same breadth and depth of the sea. Its sweeping sapidity affords an enthralling and modern freshness. A magnificent fruit of wine-making on Mount Etna.
Man and nature work together to add this work of wine-making art to the annals of history and Quater is the perfect name for it as this wine is shaped by the majestic elegance of four autochthonous Sicilian grape varieties. Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Frappato and Nerello Cappuccio are grown on the Pianoro Cuddìa estate and combine to produce an irresistible...
The wine is a joyful blend of the vigorous and exuberant Nero d’Avola and the rare but decisive Perricone. The colour is a deep and intense ruby, and the seductive perfume is of exquisite red fruits, spices and summer woodlands. The taste is afascinating, rich and warm with soft and delicate tannins.
It has a fascinating golden yellow colour, with elegant hints of fresh flowers and fruit (melon, white prunes and (eaches) on a rare soft vanilla base. On the palate it is urprisingly elegant, flavourful, enveloping and very sure of itself and its well-deserved international fame.
It is even more intense and with a deep ruby red colour, beautiful notes of mature red fruits, and an underlying hint of spices conferred by these exceptional grapes. The palate notes the caressing elegant tannins that give it a long, warm persistent finish, making it stand out in a world context.