Azienda Agricola Palari is a sicilian winery located on the hills overlooking the Strait of Messina in Sicily.
In the district of Palari Santo Stefano di Briga, Messina, the old vineyards of head-trained vines are planted with native varietals: Nerello Mascalese, Nocera, Cappuccio, Core ’e Palumba, Acitana, Galatena and Jacché. Blessed with a unique micro-climate, these ancient vines are located at 600 m above sea level but only 1.5 km from the sea. They look south – south/east on steep, stone terraces which require hand-harvesting.
In an ancient 18th century Villa, Salvatore Geraci has resumed the production of these ancient and noble wines with the objective of reviving – assisted by modern technologies – the quality that has made “FARO” famous throughout the world.
Azienda Agricola Palari produces three wines: Palari Faro DOC, Rosso del Soprano IGT, and Santa Né. Faro DOC and Rosso del Soprano are produced with local varietals such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera, Core ‘e Palumba whilst Santa Né is only produced in special vintages from a varietal that is allegedly a genetic varient of Petit Verdot, locally called “a francisa”.
After the grapes soft pressing, all the fermentations occur in controlled temperature vats, the maturation ripen in french oak barriques and the refinement in bottles inside air-conditioned spaces. All wines are
produced without fining or filtering in order to naturally stabilize them.
Map by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)