Type: Red Wine
Grape: Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Cappucino
Founded by Salvo Foti, I Vigneri is an association between Salvo Foti, other vine experts and local grape growers who bring their long experience among the particular vines of Etna to their work in the vineyard and cellar. It takes its name from an association of vineyard workers that existed in the Etna region in 1435, Maestranzi dei Vigneri, which greatly influenced the wine culture of the Etna region.
Fruit for Vinupetra, the top wine of the estate, comes from one single-hectare plot of 100+ year-old vines rooted into ashy, mineral-laden soils. The combination of mountain and sea influences in this vineyard site result in a complex wine loaded with layered flavors of sour cherry, rose hips, and dark smoke.