Nestled amid the hills around Corleone, in the districts of Malvello and Patria, the rows of vines cultivated with great dedication by Pippo, Vincenzo and Lea Pollara wend their way across the slopes. It is here, in the very heart of the Monreale D.O.C. zone, that the three siblings have turned their love for wine into a profession. The family's passion is channeled into the endeavor to produce ever-improving versions of traditional Sicilian wines that have the capacity to express the true winemaking potential of the island.
The emphasis is on showcasing varietal character through the exclusive use of the finest grapes from each vineyard, which are painstakingly selected and hand-picked before undergoing soft pressing. The winemakers then leverage their consummate expertise to create prestigious wines of unrivalled quality, which are then sold around the world under the Principe di Corleone label. The Pollara family has shown that it has the wherewithal to provide a consolidated response to recent changes in the market and in consumers' tastes by reinterpreting the great traditions of Sicilian viticulture through wines that are very much in synch with the modern palette.
Made from Nero d'Avola, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes, which afterwards, for approx. 8 months in French Oak Barrels mature. This lets arise here a really red wine which is typically for Sicily. He fascinates by his ruby-red color and by his intense, very complicated, elegant, warm and dry taste. A wine of big personality and rich body.
The Merlot Principe di Corleone is made from 100% Merlot grapes which prosper to own vineyards of Corleone. He matures for 6 months in the bottle. His colour is intensely ruby-red, his Bouquet reminds of ripe forest fruits and fine marks of flowers. In the mouth he is dry, warm and round, with a strong personality. A great red wine from Sicily.
Quercus, a pure expression of Nero d’Avola, is a curious wine with quirky appeal. Its aromas are ripe and sweet and focused on mature currant or blackberry preserves. The mouthfeel is chewy, velvety and succulent and the wine will appeal to those who enjoy hot climate reds.
Principe di Corleone: wines that are like poetry in a glass, masterpieces that reflect the authenticity of an exceptional place – Corleone. Principe di Corleone wines, and the Pollara family themselves, have always been the guardians of this glorious winemaking tradition, which is the end result of a great deal of passion, commitment and love.