First year of production: 2000
Property: Cambria family
Winemaker: Lorenzo Landi
Agronomist: Lorenzo Landi
conduction: Conventional
Bottles produced: 300.000
Hectares: 65,00
Address: from Catania-Messina exit at Giardini Naxos and follow the SS185.
One of the largest and most important realities of the Etnean wine scene Cottanera was born, by Francesco Cambria in the early 60s, initially as a hazelnut producer. The conversion process to vineyard begins in the 70s and will be completed after about twenty years. It is Guglielmo Cambria, who with great foresight, brings this change to fruition, which involves all the company plots not only in the change of crop but also in a progressive modernization, with the planting not only of native but also international varieties. In this period the company park also grows up to the current 100 hectares, of which about 65 are destined for vineyards. We are on the northern slopes of Etna at an altitude of 730 meters above sea level. Here the vine has its roots for millennia in the black lands of Etna, giving wines that are as fascinating as they are elegant in revealing their unmistakable Sicilian soul. Among the rows of Cottanera vineyards the native Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and Inzolia grow alongside Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Cultivation is conventional but respect for nature, environment and ecosystem are the basis of the company philosophy. The result are pure wines, rich and elegant at the same time, perfect interpreters of a terroir, that of Etna, which offers real oenological pearls.