The vineyard The Costa family owns a wonderful 5-hectare vineyard, located in Zafferana, east side of Etna, at 550 m asl.
Native vines in three different plants:
- About 1 hectare , just over 10 years old, planted in Nerello Mascalese and bred with spurred cordon.
- Little more than 3 hectares , with an age of about 40 years, bred with a sapling resting on a row and planted with red grapes of Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio and of white Cataratto, Carricante and Minnella grapes, mixed as per tradition.
- Just under 1 hectare , positioned on small terraces made with dry stone walls, the oldest part of the vineyard, with a plant of more than 80 years old, bred with traditional sapling method.
From this vineyard, care of the vines, low yields per plant, careful selection of the grapes, but above all a lot of work and passion, excellent WINES are produced which I can boast the prestigious initials Etna DOC.