SICILIAN ORGANIC WINES - 1

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Box of 6 bottles, containing:

 

1 BOTTLE OF CATARRATTO – BOSCO FALCONERIA

1 BOTTLE OF FALCO PEREGRINO – BOSCO FALCONERIA

1 BOTTLE OF ASSIOLO – PASSITO WINE – BOSCO FALCONERIA

1 BOTTLE OF NERO D’AVOLA – BOSCO FALCONERIA

1 BOTTLE OF ROSATO – BOSCO FALCONERIA

1 BOTTLE OF GRAPPA – BOSCO FALCONERIA


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ABOUT THE WINES:

Catarratto: The most immediate of Bosco Falconeria white wines, it has all the characteristics of the Catarratto varietal , the oldest sicilian grape variety, accompanied by a decided acidity. Citrus bouquet, sapid with notes of sage on the palate.
Serve at 12° C.

Catarratto franc
Temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentation in steel
Aged in steel for circa 9 months
IGT Terre Siciliane denomination

Falco Peregrino: an organic white wine for wintertime. Of decided character, it has a citrus bouquet and a persistant and pleasantly tannic flavor, and with the slightly bitter aftertaste that characterizes this varietal.
Serve at 14°-16° C

Catarratto franc
Spontaneous fermentation on the skins, in temperature-controlled steel tanks
Aged in steel for circa 9 months
No added sulphites
IGT Terre Siciliane denomination

Assiolo: organic wine with fruity notes of peach and apricot, almond and prickly pear, this wine without sugary residues has a tonic and refreshing character. Good as an aperitif or after-dinner with dry cakes or cookies.

Catarratto franc

Aged in chestnut tonneau for 18 months

Serve at 12°-14° C

Area of origin
Sicily, Partinico (Palermo)

Rosato: organically produced by nero d’avola grapes, at the altitude of 800 f. with a natural fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, a rosé wine with a well-defined character , terse and freshly fruited, with a an appealing color of pomegranates.

Nero d’Avola

In steel for 6 months

Serve at 15°-17°

Grappa di zibibbo: Distilled from fresh and selected marc from Bosco Falconeria wineyard, it taste aromatic and elegant to the palate, with hints of rose and vanilla. Grappa is distilled in bain-marie alembic with a discontinuous artisanal system.

NERO D’AVOLA: Typical sicilian red wine, intense red in color, persistent flavor with fruity notes and a good acidity, which makes for a decided and at times austere wine Serve at 16°-18°C.

Nero d’Avola franc
Fermentation on the skins, in temperature-controlled steel tanks
Aged in steel for circa 9 months
Refined in the bottle for at least 4 months
IGT Terre Siciliane denomination

Area of origin
Sicily, Partinico (Palermo)

 

 

Bosco Falconeria and Valdibella are sicilian producers who belongs to the critical consumption campaign of the antimafia association Addiopizzo.


BOSCO FALCONERIA: Eighty years, four generations of a family dedicated to sustainable agriculture that safeguards the quality of food, of landscape, of life. The farm at Bosco Falconeria, located some 40 miles west of Palermo in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare has belonged to the Simeti family since 1933, when it was a 25-acre farm dedicated mainly to vineyards, with a cellar in which there were seven platforms for treading the grapes, and where as many as 30 people worked during the grape harvest. 

Family problems, the agricultural crisis and the 1968 earthquake resulted in a period of abandonment, until in the early ‘seventies the farmhouse was restored as a vacation home. From then on summers and weekends became busier and busier. The passionate involvement of Antonio Simeti, agronomist, married the curiosity of his wife, Mary Taylor Simeti, who in the early ‘80’s - while exporting Sicily to the States through books and articles - began to bring back information about organic agriculture. 
Thus, the vacation house returned to productivity, the property grew from the original 25 acres to over 35, the crops became diversified. In 1989, with Bosco Falconeria as its trademark, the farm obtained official organic certification. The following year the Simetis made the farm their permanent residence. For the last ten years Bosco Falconeria has bottled its own organic extra virgin olive oil, has furnished fresh organic fruit and vegetables to specialty stores in Palermo, and has often bottled its own organic wine. 

The family has grown as well: Natalia Simeti and her Finnish husband Rami Salo, a Tai Chi Chuan instructor, have decided to make Bosco their home and to take over the management of the farm. Safeguarding biodiversity and improving the soil by green or organic fertilizing, thus allowing the plants - for the most part local varietals - to better endure climate adversity, are the principal reasons behind the decision to choose a form of agriculture which is sustainable for the environment and for the people in it.

 

We have joined Addiopizzo because we believe and support the value of respect, everywhere and for everyone, especially in a land like Sicily.”


VALDIBELLA is a cooperative of farmers with an ambitious project: to cultivate the land and human relations in respect of natural and social balances. The cooperative was founded 19 years ago in the territory of Camporeale, an area with a strong agricultural and rural vocation, alongside the Salesian community Itaca that promotes social projects: bringing young people with difficulties into work. From the beginning the cooperative have disrupted the cultural and cultivable stratifications that in the last centuries have dominated the territory and are aiming to returning the dignity of being a farmer and freeing themselves from the exploitation and implementing organic farming methods that focus on biodiversity and indigenous crops.

Valdibella strongly believes in all-round enhancement of the territory: our land is alive, and it is not something you can own and exploit. To increase the lands fertility it will need listening, observation, knowledge, respect and experience. That is why a few years ago the cooperative adopted the “Biodiversity Charter” which is a disciplinary that outlines not only biological methods but are capable of restoring the balance distorted by contemporary age.

Therefore, focusing on biodiversity, integrating the different plants into ecosystems that are as stable and rich as possible is a goal that the cooperative works on every day. It is a big job that is carried on with the idea that the workplace should not only be healthy working environment but should also be restoring the lands beauty.

 

 We have joined Addiopizzo to awaken consciences and to determine a cultural change made of freedom and legality – together it is possible! “

 

In 2004, with a mourning sticker stating "An entire people who pays for protection money is a people without dignity", the lace taboo was broken by a group of young people from Palermo, and within a few months a movement was born in Palermo from below who wants to oppose the Mafia racket.

In 2006 Addiopizzo published the first guide to critical anti-racket consumption, carrying out an ethical campaign in support of entrepreneurs who do not bow to protection money or to any form of mafia oppression, producing a cultural revolution that starts from civil responsibility to conquer the self-determination of a people through solidarity and the protection of their rights.