RED AND IS COMBED BY THE WIND THAT COMES FROM THE
IBLEI, LEANING TO ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD: THE SP 68″
A place where the earth, which turns red in the evening and is combed by the wind that arrives from the Iblei, leans on one side of a road: 1'SP68.”
It all started eighteen years ago in Fossa di Lupo. A magical place where the earth, which turns red in the evening and is combed by the wind that arrives from the Iblei, rests on one side on a road: the SP68.
A provincial road like many others, but with a special history. It was once made of stone, narrowed to little more than a path; three thousand years ago it connected Gela to Kamarina, as today it ran along the roads of Cerasuolo di Vittoria and from Caltagirone it continued to Catania and Lentini. There, squeezed between heaven and earth, the line of that road also marked the destiny of this company. The first hectare of land, next to the millstone of Fossa di Lupo, was followed by others. The company has also expanded into the districts of Bombolieri, Pettineo, Bastonaca, Santa Teresa, Serra d'Elia, Santa Margherita. A path that we have accompanied step by step
step by step, with the awareness that under the red sands of Vittoria, something special was hidden; limestone, tuff, chalk that over the years we have tried to express more and more in the wines, In Bombolieri the vineyard spreads out and hunches over the limestone base of the district, the vines are twenty or more years old, and the courtyard on which overlooking the cellar manages to trap all the solar power of the Iblei. Never as in this port do I feel I have traveled a coherent path. Today as never before, walking through the various districts up to Santa Margherita in Chiaramonte Gulfi, we feel we are carrying the past and the future with us at the same time. Our SP68 was the oldest wine road ever attested. Generations and generations of peasants had set out to bring their wine to the coast. We feel we are guardians of these agricultural landscapes, aware of our agricultural tradition and still looking to the future.