The company of the Maltese family from four generation is dedicated to viticulture and specialized olive cultivation, whose history was born in 1888 with Knight Vincenzo Pugliesi, who transferred as a dowry in 1929 the company to daughter Giuseppina, who was married to Ignazio Maltese.
Since then, Ignazio has devoted himself to the cultivation of vineyards with love and sacrifice.
His son Vincenzo inherits this love for the earth and along with his father began in the 1960s a process of expansion and modernization of the company by planting new vineyards and olive groves.
Tradition and innovation
At the end of the 1990s, Giuseppina and Ignazio, sons who felt strong bond with the earth and with family traditions, were passed down from generation to generation. Both, driven by this deep love for the earth, graduate in Agricultural Sciences, and thanks to their contribution in recent years the corporate structure has been modified by linking traditions to agricultural innovations.
The brothers pay particular attention to environmentally friendly crops so as to encourage the creation of ecological balances that are conducive to proper plant development.
Located in the heart of the Alcamo DOC, it is formed by four corporate bodies belonging to the Rocca, Valdibella and Piraino districts.
The fertile soils with high agronomic potential are located at about 250 meters above sea level.
The vineyards until the 90’s were exclusively made from white berry varieties including the Cataratto Bianco Comune, the Catarratto Bianco Lucido and the Tuscan Trebbiano.
The D.M. of September 30, 1999 changed the denomination of the “White Alcamo” DOC wines to “DOC Alcamo” and its production specification that expanded the ampelographic platform by envisaging the cultivation of black berry varieties, given the remarkable vocational nature of the territory.
The company has therefore changed its appearance and today most of the vineyards are made of black berry varieties including Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero D’Avola and Pinot Nero.
Among the white berry grapes are cultivated the Grillo and the Zibibbo.
The breeding system is moderately reduced in order to reduce the excessive vigor of the plants by favoring a just fruiting.
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