Morgante

Grotte

Province of Agrigento
Established: 1994
Owners: Morgante family
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Production: 335,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 60
Viticulture: Conventional

The Morgante family owns 200 hectares of vineyards, olive and almond groves that sweep along a series of hills about 25 kilometres from the famous ancient Valley of the Temples of Agrigento – one of the world’s most important archeological sites and a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998. The family has been growing Nero d’Avola for five generations, but it was only in 1994 that Antonio Morgante, encouraged by sons Carmelo and Giovanni, decided to vinify their own grapes for the first time. In 1997 they were joined by winemaker Riccardo Cotarella, who shares the Morgante passion for producing great red wines from Nero d’Avola. The region is ideal for viticulture and the vineyards, planted at 450-550 metres above sea level, bask in the Mediterranean sun during the day and are cooled by breezes at night.

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