Benanti wines at I.G.T. (Typical Geographic Indication) Sicily, originate from their experience in the cellar, attentive knowledge of the Sicilian territory, rich in climates and soils, and from a willingness and capability to experiment with other non-indigenous vines.
In these wines different vines and different places are expertly combined.
At the end of the 1800’s, Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, began the production of wines on one of his father’s old farms on the slopes of Mount Etna, at Viagrande (Catania). In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti revived the family’s old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly devoted to viticulture. He also investigated particular clones of indigenous vines and new oenological techniques to reproduce ancient fragrances using the most modern practices of vinification, in a perfect union of history and reality. From this five year study, wines of unique taste were produced recreating old flavors and keeping them intact over time.