The dynamic Vesco family took over the winery 10 years ago and have since revolutionised the viticultural practices and invested heavily in cutting edge technology for the winery and bottling line. Their hundred hectares of organic vineyards are located high up in the hills above Alcamo. The wines are all certified organic and planted on south-east facing slopes on sandy soils 150 – 300m above sea level. The climate is clearly suited for producing the best quality grapes.
The vineyards in three main sites: Alcamo for Catarratto and Nero d’Avola; Marsala for Grillo and Pantelleria for the Zibbibo which that produces their delightful Passito di Pantelleria. The grapes tend to be picked earlier in the year than many of their neighbours which produces their
customary bright, fresh style of wine.
The results are evident in the fragrant, crisp Catarratto and perfumed, fresh Nero d’Avola. These wines are a million miles from the overripe styles made by many of their peers. Night harvesting and modern temperature controlled fermentations result in bright, fresh, modern wines.
Baglio Bianco is deep amber in colour and unfined and unfiltered. This is a fantastic introduction to ‘orange’ wines both from a flavour and a pricing point-of-view. It receives 3 days skin maceration and has zero added sulphur. Notes of baked apples, cinnamon, nutmeg. The palate is dry, mid-weight, crisp with appealing richness and texture, a touch of skin tannins and those baked apple and spice notes following through. Mouthwatering and slightly savoury/salty on the finish, this would be brilliant with free-range pork rib with apple sauce, with a herby roasted chicken or with cheeses such as Durrus.