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Michael Palij MW (Terra Firma)

Michael works with the Colomba Bianca winery – one of the largest cooperatives in Sicily with 2500 members – to produce a range of modern wines using ancient varieties. Colomba Bianca controls more than 7500 ha of vineyards allowing Michael to select only the very best fruit for the Terra Firma range. Grapes have been cultivated in Sicily for more than 2000 years. We want to intervene as little as possible with that rich heritage and with the ancient cycle of cultivation. In Sicily, Mother Nature needs very little assistance in producing grapes both rich in flavour and naturally balanced. The raw material is therefore of paramount importance and we work with growers who understand the importance of healthy fruit. The winemaking is simplicity itself with fermentation in stainless steel to preserve the vibrant fruit.
80 hl/ha
Compacted silt/clay
Mediterranean climate
Founded: 1970 Land size: 7500
Age of Vines: 40 Agriculture: Cordone Speronato
Grape Variety: