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The cultivation of our vines is carried out by a group of people who are highly specialised in the art of growing vines by the alberello system, all drawn from the indigenous population of Etna – known as I Vigneri (www.ivigneri.it). Their cultivation techniques are based on the use of non-invasive tools and systems to preserve tradition wherever possible. The spirit of their labour is the pleasure of working in full harmony with the landscape – the environment, nature, Etna, the volcano of which they feel a true part and in no way superior to it. The wish is for the wines produced to be the truest and most genuine expression of the territory and culture which is Etna. Our vines represent our land and everything in it. As in all populations, they represent all the stages in the life of man with all the cultural and social expressions which together form a civilisation. It is the same with our vines – young growths flourish alongside those that are not so young and even some that are old, resulting in a wide range of grape varieties and clones. Every vine brings its own special characteristic and together they play their part in creating a typical and unique wine.
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