Vigna Nave

Nave is one of the highest vineyards on Mt. Etna and in Europe. To get there, one needs to you have to pass through an alien scenery: lava flows from a few decades ago are slowly being claimed back by vegetation and animals.

The vineyard is hidden in an oak wood where the free-roaming Nebrodi pigs root around.

Nave is the youngest of our vineyards. The experience accumulated in decades by the Vigneri group let the once abbandoned vineyard spring up again, cared for with the same love that we dedicate to our old vines.

Vineyard: Nave

Location: Contrada Nave, Bronte (north-western slope of Mt. Etna)

Area: 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres), 1 hectare (2.5 acres) already planted

Elevation: 950 m (3,100 ft) above sea level

Training system: Alberello (bush), quincunx pattern

Planting density: 9,000 plants per hectare

Age of vines: New plants

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