TRADITION AND NATURE
Between Mount Erice and the Egadi islands, placed on the rolling hills at an altitude between 300 and 400 meters above sea level, the rows of lush stretch of Gelso Grande Estate, the heart of the production “Feuds Branciforti of Bordonaro.”
We are immersed in the countryside of Trapani, in the most planted in Italy, where the farmer know has built, over time, a story based on agriculture which has its most authentic expression in enology quality. It is here that we realized a production philosophy that accepts the tradition with a design wine naturally suitable for excellence. This areal is imprinted Sicilian wine history, this pristine place celebrates the union between the green of the vineyards and the blue sky.
A unique and unrepeatable in full respect of nature. “Feuds Branciforti of Bordonaro,” writes another page of this wonderful tradition with a philosophy suited to the production quality. From the harvesting of the grapes to the delicate processes of winemaking. The harvest begins in the large mulberry tree in early August as soon as Chardonnay has reached the right degree of ripeness. Soon after, the expert hands of the tenants, collect the berries of Grillo.
It ‘a slow process that reaches for the last ten days of September with the harvest of the grapes red grapes. The goal of such care is reflected fully in the processes of winemaking targeted to enhance the organoleptic characteristics of each grape variety.
From the happy union between the estate of Gelso Grande in the countryside of Trapani and the splendor of a glorious past created “Feuds Branciforti of Bordonaro.” Seven new labels that bear witness, once again, the vocation of a territory, unique in the world to host the vineyard and produce grapes of great personality with an immense identity.
The long rows of indigenous Nero d’Avola, Grillo and Cataratto are complemented by those of the international Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.But Gelso Grande also houses a treasure chest of Petit Verdot that testifies once again, the ability of this distribution area to accommodate different grape varieties respecting each other, always, the most authentic specificity.
Each grape is implanted in a specific portion of the vineyard to ensure proper exposure to sunlight. Each variety has its highest expression in a natural way. The terroir is clay loam with an average slurry and a balanced content of limestone and with a proper balance between the mineral components.