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The best ideas do not come from reason, but from a lucid, visionary madness
Erasmo da Rotterdam
Summanera is born from the union of ideas, experiences and a pinch of concrete madness of two friends: Francesco and Giovanni.
These two young people are the founders of the SUMMANERA company who personally manage with enthusiasm.
We care about the environment we live in and we want to leave it intact to future generations
Summanera has a clear mission: to preserve the historic viticulture of Sicily;
The work of research and vinification of native varieties continues constantly with dedication.
Love for the land and respect for nature has led the company to adopt organic farming to produce authentic and valuable wines by working side by side every day, and trying to respect the plants in the vineyard and the natural times of wine in the basement.
SUMMANERA creates territorial wines, elegant, capable of an expressive development as natural as possible, of great finesse and longevity.
In life it takes a bit of luck, but a lot of will, just so the ideas go on
Son of a farmer, after a lifetime of work as a building contractor, he wanted to give himself a dream that had accompanied him since he was a child, to become a wine producer.
He identified in this idea the possibility of realizing his desire and, after not a few troubles he succeeded. Enthusiasm, initiative and dynamism have always pushed him to go ahead in work as well as in life.
A great wine is born in the vineyard
Son of the winemaker, he grows with the dream of following in his father's footsteps.
With this passion, since he was a child he has followed his father into the vineyard during the summer holidays, to then deepen his practice on books.
A degree in oenology in Conegliano and some experience in Italy and abroad allow him to deal with different experts assimilating new visions.
It is possible to fall in love at first sight with a place like a person
Eager to discover other territories, they took the opportunity to settle in one of the most beautiful areas that the viticultural and natural landscape had to offer: The Etna
After months of research on the territory aimed at finding the ideal land to produce a red wine at the height of the greatest wines in the world, the perfect place was identified in the southern slope of the highest active volcano on the European continent, an area of extraordinary wine-growing potential .
The 43-year-old vines, grown as saplings, are located in C.da Sparadrappo, at the foot of the volcano at 700 s.l.m. and a South / South-West exposure, which allows Nerello Mascalese to best express the refinement of this unique territory.
Local wine growers have cultivated these lands for centuries, adapting cultivation techniques to the steep slopes of the mountain.
The harvest and vinification are carried out by hand, according to the ancient local tradition
Sud / Sud-Ovest
It is a splendid 25-hectare estate purchased by Giovanni in 2015. of which 15 are dedicated to the organic cultivation of grapes in full respect for the environment and nature
Thanks to its extension, the estate offers different exposures and microclimates and lends itself particularly well to the cultivation of different grape varieties.
A part of the vineyards are located in the hills, at an altitude ranging from 350 to 400 meters above sea level
The numerous vineyards are managed by a group of historical farmers, respecting the local wine-growing tradition.
The grapes are harvested by hand to ensure quality production
Sud / Sud-Ovest
A family-run farm owned by Francesco's family.
The totality of the vineyards cultivated under organic production is planted in Grillo and covers about 4 hectares, at 350 meters above sea level. with exposure mainly to the south-east.
The terrain is slightly sandy.
The sweet winters and the warm summers accarettaze from the fresh wind create in the territory the perfect microclimate for the cultivation of the grapes
The harvest and vinification are carried out strictly by hand
In addition, the company has 3 hectares of land planted with olive trees
Also in c.da Vallefondi we find a typical variety of olive groves widespread in Western Sicily, or Biancolilla.
In c.da Gianvicario, in the territory of San Cipirello, we find another variety, namely the Nocellara del Belice.
Nocellara del belice