Pantelleria (Sicily), Italy

Proprietor: Gabrio Bini
Year of Establishment: 2000
Size of Estate: 5 hectares under vine
Av. bottles/annum: 10,000

Website: http://serragghia.it

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Importer: Lario International, info@lario.com.au


In 1993, whilst visiting the volcanic island of Pantelleria (100 kilometres south west of Sicily), successful Milan-based architect Gabrio Bini discovered what would become Azienda Agricola Serragghia. After purchasing the land that included 80-year-old vines, he established his estate in the most uncompromising way he could in 2000.

 

The property was converted to organic then biodynamic principles, with all vineyard practices performed by hand. He made the bold decision to vinify in clay amphorae - some of which are over 400 years old - buried outside in the same soils the fruit comes from, with all wine spending time macerating on skins. The wines are completely unfined and unfiltered, and have no sulphites added at any point.


 

VINES

Serraglia

Size
4 hectares
% of your production
80%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Sand and volcanic
Varieties planted
Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria), Cataratto, Pignatello, Pinot Noir, Carignano, Neretto Mascalese
Training system
Albarello
Fertilizer
Manure and green manure (for young vines)
Pest control
None
Weed control
None except horse-drawn ploughing of soils
When was it converted to natural farming
2005

 

Rekale

Size
1 hectare
% of your production
20%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Sand and volcanic
Varieties planted
Zibibbo (Moscato d'Alessandria)
Training system
vsp
Fertilizer
Albarello
Fertilizer
Manure and green manure (for young vines)
Pest control
None
Weed control
None except horse-drawn ploughing of soils
When was it converted to natural farming
2006

 

 
 

Wines

Serragghia Bianco

2013
Variety
Zibibbo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Seraglia (80%) Rekale (20%)
Days of skin contact
30 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in clay amphora
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
9 mg/l

Fanino

2012
Variety
Cataratto & Pignatello
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Serraglia
Days of skin contact
10 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in clay amphora
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
6 mg/l