Exaltation of the territory through quality wines

The land of the Alcesti winery is kissed by the sun, with mild temperatures thanks to the vicinity of the sea and caressed by all the winds. Marsala is this: a magical place where terroir gives wines that you will remember forever.

Alcesti means, above all, people. People who love their land and their origins and who have chosen to honour the splendid Sicilian territory through their wines. Each harvest is always a source of emotions and each vintage is different. But the goal, year after year, remains the same: to explain, interpret and convey the peculiarities of the Sicilian territory. Gianfranco Paladino remembers with particular pleasure the first vinification while the winery was still under construction.

With a lot of suffering, anxiety and commitment they managed to vinify Chardonnay first and then Grillo. According to the winery, the perfect combination of Grillo and Chardonnay best represents the characteristics of Sicilian wine. Naturally, the grapes were harvested on different dates, since Chardonnay ripens before Grillo and they were also vinified separately.

It was after ageing in barriques for about 12 months that the winemaker decided on the grape percentages: 60% Grillo and 40% Chardonnay. A blend that resulted in a wine of great elegance and structure, the Ninfea. On its first vintage, this wine won the Grand Gold Medal at Vinitaly 2005, the first time a white wine won such an important award. It was a great surprise for Cantina Alcesti when even the people at Vinitaly passed by their stand to congratulate them on their award.

They were also very surprised by the Catarratto, which was the first attempt of winemaker Salvatore. Cantina Alcesti of Marsala was awarded multiple prizes at the International Wine Competition City of Wine 2021 with two Gold Medals and a Silver Medal. Specifically, the Katria Grillo Sicilia Doc Spumante Brut 2019 and the Zibibbo IGT Terre Siciliane 2020 won the Gold Medal, while the Silver Medal was awarded to the Grillo Edesia Sicilia Doc 2020. The Zibibbo IGT Terre Siciliane 2020, got the Wine Hunter Award (Red) at Merano Wine Festival 2021

These awards make the Alcesti family very proud of the work they are doing, especially after the Coronavirus period, which was a difficult time for everyone. The commitment of the Alcesti farm has always been focused on communicating the beauty of the area through the quality of their wines.

Alcesti Famiglia & Cantina

Alcesti Famiglia & Cantina

Sicily,Italy

Gianfranco Paladino

Hectares
35
Hectares
Grapes
10
Grapes
Wines
12
Wines

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