The land belonging to Tarucco is situated near Contessa Entellina Doc (Registered Designation of Origin), in central west Sicily. Its name comes from the Arabic Qalat at Tariq (Castel of the street), because during the Arab domination a castle was built there. Tarucco, the heart of “Azienda Agricola Geraci”, covers 15 hectares of both clay and sandy soil. There are 13 hectares of vines and 2 of olive trees. Tarucco lies at an altitude of between 400 and 500 meters above sea level, and the big difference between day and night time temperatures guarantees elegant wines with a rich bouquet. Every vineyard is planted in the most appropriate soil for each specific grape, with attention paid to genetic differences. Each vineyard is also planted to gain maximum benefit from exposure to the sun and geographical position. Finally all the vineyards are nurtured employing organic methods of cultivation. Indeed everything in the winery is undertaken with painstaking attention to the concepts of “genuineness and organoleptic purity”. These are the elements which make our wine distinct: everything is in response to an agronomic and oenological project inspired exclusively by “Care”.
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