Santa Tresa: organic is a way of life!
Are you looking for a bio wine of great qualities?
Santa Tresa is definitely the one!
We are extremely proud to be certified organic, but we are so much more than that – it is our way of life, our mind-set and not just the absence of pesticides that we are talking about here. We take a completely holistic approach to everything we do in order to ensure that we preserve the natural environment, giving something back where ever we can, and planning for the long-term.
Santa Tresa is located 240 metres above sea level in Vittoria, in the southwest of Sicily. The estate covers an area of 50 hectares, of which 39 are planted with vines, located in the Dirillio River in the north, the Ilei Mountains in the east and the open plains in the South and West.
The landscape is slightly undulating and is characterised by a layer of “terra rossa” or “red soil” resting on a base of clay. The top layer is therefore cool, loose, rich in minerals, whereas the next layer down is rich in organic matter and is excellent at retaining water. There is an underground irrigation system that we use only when absolutely necessary – when the plant’s survival is at risk. The system avoids water wastage through surface outflow and evaporation.
ORGANIC IS A WAY OF LIFE
STRICTLY MANUAL IN THE VINEYARD
Each picker has two containers to fill the grapes. The container is placed on a trolley. Once the container is full, the trolley is pulled into the shade, they will place the lid on the container to keep the grapes in the shade.
LET’S MEET THE STARS!
Santa Tresa Nivuro Nero d’Avola – Perricone Igp
Grapes: a carefully selected blend of Nero d’Avola and Perricone
Tasting notes: deep, opaque purple/red/violet color with an incredibly intense nose. A rich combination of black and red fruits, with black pepper and spices. Elegant rich and luscious on the palate, with huge bursts of warm dark berry fruit; the finish is mineral and savoury. Nìvuro has excellent balance, it is fruity and fresh with a surprisingly soft, long finish.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG
Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Frappato.
Tasting notes: intense ruby in colour, the bouquet is reminiscent of dark berries. The palate is soft, well-rounded, full of elegance and finesse, with a long finish.
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