Production Area: Punta dell’Ufala - located in the southernmost point of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands), quarter of Gelso;
Vineyard Size: five hectares; southern exposure - - About 5000 plants with productivity of 25 – 28 ql per hectare
Elevation: from 20 to 150 meters above sea level
Soil: black, very loose, almost sand, without any use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides - of volcanic origin with a clear siliceous predominance;
Production: 5000 – 8000 bottles per year.
This wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown on the Lantieri farm, therefore the production is extremely small, from 5000 to 8000 bottles, which are numbered one by one. The agricultural and productive difficulties related to being on an island of just 21 square km, make this incredibly small farm a legitimate example of “heroic” agriculture.
Gentle harvesting by hand on 20 kg bins between the end of August and the beginning of September, withering in sun on racks for 10 – 12 days, de-stemming and soft crushing, decantation and separation of rough dregs, fermentation at controlled temperature, aging on the lees until June of the following year.