About the Winery
“When I think of benchmark producers of Nero d’Avola one of the first names that comes to mind is Gulfi. The estate makes a number of single-vineyard Nero d’Avolas that provide an opportunity to explore the various shades this great Sicilian variety is capable of expressing. Gulfi’s best-known wines emerge from head-trained Nero d’Avola in the Pachino and Val di Noto districts, all farmed organically. The Reseca, a Nerello Mascalese from the slopes of the Etna, is the exception, but it, too, is fabulous.”
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, February 2013
Our objective is to preserve our land so as to pass on what our forefathers left us: over 2000 years of history, culture and hard work so that we can handover to our sons and daughters an integral land, that is immense in its beauty and richness.
Naturalness is the principle that has always guided our work. This is the same “naturalness” that distinguishes our wines, which are the fruit of traditional and bioorganic winegrowing and non-invasive vinification.
Our wines come from old vines in the most ancient and well-known districts of Pachino and Val di Noto: Maccari, Bufaleffi, Baroni and San Lorenzo. Here is where our crus are born: Neromaccarj, Nerobufaleffj, Nerobaronj and Nerosanlorè, all of which are authentic expressions of the territory that they originate from.
The purest essence of Sicilian winemaking: the alberello (small tree vine). This is the only form of vine cultivation that allows – in such an extreme climate – to obtain highly refined and complex wines; that perfectly integrates itself with the natural environment; and that does not need invasive chemical inputs or irrigation. An alberello vineyard is difficult to manage since its cultivation is entirely manual. But this is where the journey in our land begins.
Our greatest commitment is to safeguard our land and to continue making wine in a way that respects the environment and is in equilibrium with the surrounding ecosystem. The indigenous vines, which over centuries have adapted themselves to these lands, the non-irrigated alberello cultivation and organic agriculture, are fundamental in respecting what we have inherited.
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