TASTE

DARK CHERRIES WITH SUBTLE SPICES AND CHOCOLATE

FINISH

VOLCANIC MINERALITY AND SILKY, SMOOTH TANNINS

AROMA

CHERRY, RASBERRY MIXED WITH TOBACCO, BRUSHWOOD, AND DARK CHOCOLATE

COLOR

RUBY AND GARNET RED

Tifeo Rosso

Tifeo Rosso


Aged for 12 months in oak barrels
This wine is best served between 65F-68F
2017
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
STRUCTURE DENSITY: 5700 plants per hectare
TYPE OF SOIL Volcanic, rich in minerals
YIELD GRAPE/HA: 60-75 quintals per hectare
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Espalier 220 x 80 cm

Tifeo - Half human and half dragon, Tifeo was a divine creature in Greek mythology. His wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart beats under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.

The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored. Named after the Mascali area in Carania where the grape is thought to have originated, the Nerello Mascalese grape grows in the cool, high altitudes of the active volcano Mt. Etna. Grown primarily on the northeastern side of Sicily, this red grape contains a rustic black volcanic earthy note, and medium weight fine-grained tannins. The Nerello Cappuccio grape is widely used as a blending grape to add color and alcohol to the wine. Loosely translated from 'Cappuccio' meaning hood and 'Mantello' meaning cloak, the Nerello Cappuccio grape, also called Nerello Mantellato, earns its name from the strange shape of its leaves. The leaves of the grape appear to protect, or "cloak," their grapes defying with fiery and harsh elements of Mount Etna. When blended together, the Nerello Cappuccio grapes add color and work to soften the tannins of the Nerello Mascalese grapes.
Feu D'o Rosso

Feu D'o Rosso

Feu D'o Bianco

Feu D'o Bianco

Tifeo Bianco

Tifeo Bianco

Duvanera

Duvanera

Tifeo Rosato

Tifeo Rosato

Alicant

Alicant

Petto Dragone

Petto Dragone

Spumante

Spumante

Feu D'o Rosso

An easy drinking red blend of Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese. These native Sicilian grape varieties produce powerful yet fruit forward wines and are renowned for producing many of the best Sicilian wines. Nero d’Avola is one of the oldest Sicilian grape varietals and Nerello Mascalese is considered to produce many of the best Sicilian wines, particularly when grown along the slopes of Mount Etna.

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Feu D'o Bianco

This refreshing white wine is a blend of Grillo and Carricante. Light bodied and crisp, this wine displays aromas and flavors of stone fruit and melon. 


The name of this wine comes from the originally spoken Sicilian term ‘feud’oro’ which loosely translates to ‘golden feud’. The name represents the ancient feuds (during medieval times) to control the land. Over time, the use of the adjective "d'oro" became restricted to the area of Marsala (in western Sicily), so we now simply say 'feud'o'.

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Tifeo Bianco

This fresh, aromatic, unoaked white blend of Carricante and Cataratto is crisp with minerality and aromas and flavors of spring flowers and citrus. 

Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.

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Duvanera

This Nero D’Avola is ripe and lush with flavors and aromas of black plums, cherry, violets, and a touch of vanilla and spice. Aged 9 months in oak. 


Spoken 'D’uva Nera', Duvanera translates from Italian to English, meaning 'black grapes.' Interestingly, Duvanera is a similar translation to that of the Nero d’Avola black grapes grown in the small town of Avola in southeast Sicily.

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Tifeo Rosato

This delicate, coppery salmon hued Rose of Nerello Mascalese offers aromas and flavors of just-ripened strawberry, watermelon and tropical fruit. Bright acidity and a refreshing finish make this the perfect wine to pair with light dishes such as a caprese salad or charcuterie.

Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna.

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Alicant

Alicant has a rich, ruby color. Its intense notes of ripe blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant, and plum are enhanced by the subtle aroma of cocoa powder. With a ripe, balanced palate, this captivating red boasts a long, persistent finish.

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Petto Dragone

This complex Nerello Mascalese (Sicily’s star grape) is made with fruit from 40 year old vines in our Mount Etna vineyards. Layered yet elegant and fresh with red berry and rhubarb, hints of rose hips, and a touch of smoke.

This wine is our territorial namesake. In fact, our winery’s address is Contrada Petto Dragone!

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Spumante

The spumante has a golden straw yellow color emphasized by a perlage that is fine and persistent. The primary sensorial attributes include quince, broom, jasmine, and aromatic herbs, with notes of coconut, hay, and hazelnut. The palate is fresh and delicately salty, with a pleasant and long finish.

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