Porta del Vento
Porta del Vento takes its name from the valley on the hills of the territory of Camporeale in the province of Palermo, about six hundred meters in altitude, in the area of Alcamo doc and Monreale doc. Managed by Marco Sferlazzo, a pharmacist, has about eighteen acres, of which fourteen implanted to a vineyard on sandy ground on a rock arena crust. The vineyards are mainly bred and have an average age of forty-two years, exposed to the north following the steep slopes of the rugged terrain. The place is particularly windy with strong thermal excursions that allows to get some scents of perfumes. Marco follows organic cultivation and uses biodynamic preparations. The soil is cultivated without any use of synthesis products, trying to understand and maintain the balance of spontaneous herbs, enhancing biodiversity. The yield is low, about forty thousand per hectare. The vintage is handmade, the grapes just picked up in cassettes, arrives in the cellar of the farm, where the fermentation takes place. Marco's philosophy is to let nature make its course and that the harmony and plant energy are transmitted from the clusters to the wine, expressing completely the territory to which they belong.