Italy: Le Casematte
Opening the winery Le Casematte, which was founded in 2008, was the realization of a dream for accountant Gianfranco Sabbatino. Our vineyard was created out of a desire to make the most of Faro, a wine that is unique because of its characteristics and thousand-year history. It is obtained exclusively from native grape varieties that we grow organically to bring out their organoleptic qualities, and a terroir that is one of a kind. Even in the cantina we limit the work we do to the absolute minimum, keeping the use of small oak and new wood barrels to a minimum in order to obtain elegant, local wines that have personality and that best bring out the peculiarities of the grape varieties. Our Faro wine is obtained from Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera and Nero d’Avola grapes, which are exclusively grown on our estate with a yield of no more than 50 quintals per hectare.