SICILY | ITALY
Certified Organic. The Graci estate is located on the Northern slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, an area where viticulture goes back several thousand years. The vineyards are at an elevation between 1800 and 3000 feet above sea level Planting density ranges between 6,000 and 10,000 vines per hectare. ‘Etna is a special place,’ says Graci. He cites three reasons. First, it has the sun of Sicily but a climate moderated by altitude. Second, it has volcanic soils. Third, it has old ungrafted vineyards. His wines are really interesting and authentic, and worth seeking out.