Salvo Foti was born in Catania in 1962. In 1981, he started his oenological career as a consultant for renowned Sicilian producers in Agrigento, Ragusa, and Trapani. However, his current work is defined by Mt. Etna, where he participated in the birth of winemaking companies that today are leaders in this area. The Vigneri are all men and women who are originally from Mt. Etna, and many have been working with us for more than 25 years. Knowledge, this direct personal relationship – without intermediaries between us – is fundamental. The goal is to make “Human Wines”, carrying winemaking with respect for Humankind and the Environment. The vineyards are located in three different areas of the Volcano and at different altitudes, in order to cultivate each indigenous grape in the specific place where it was selected or introduced in ancient times. Our winery is an ancient Etnean Palmento in lava stone, whereas it has always been done on Etna – we produce our wine.
VINUDILICE is a rosé that arises directly from the vineyard itself. This wine is a blend of the white and red grapes that grow there, harvested and vinified together. Vineyard cultivation is done by hand and with a Mule, using natural products. Biotechnologies are not used in winemaking. Transfer and bottling are carried out according to the phases of the moon. In vintages in which the wine, due to weather conditions, does not naturally reach an alcohol content of 11%, we produce a sparkling version using Metodo classico with bottle fermentation on the yeasts for at least 17 months.