Vini di Contrada
We started from our native land, Menfi, with a study that began in 2014 in collaboration with a team of technical experts focusing on the analysis of the chalky soils, which resulted to be ideal for the production of the two most representative native varieties, Grillo and Nero d’Avola. This is how the production of the Vini di Contrada (Contrada wines) began, pure and authentic expression of the terroir that created them.
Since 2014 an international team of agronomists and soil experts, together with Mandrarossa enologists, have carried out a scientific study on limestone soils and this has defined them a micro region with a high quality potential. The mapping of these soils has revealed wonderful vineyards where it is possible to grow local grapes generating wines such as “Bertolino Soprano” and “Terre del Sommacco”, the new wines of Mandrarossa Contrada.
The territory of Menfi, located on the south-west coast of Sicily, is rich in biodiversity: numerous exposures, slopes, altitudes, sea breezes and sunbeams make it extremely suitable for quality viticulture. Here, Mandrarossa vineyards stretch across limestone soils, considered among the best ones in the world, generating wines that are strongly region distinctive.
The Bertolino Soprano represents a moment tied to Santo’s youth, whose family has taken care of the Grillo vineyard, describing its colors and uncontaminated landscapes that now have new life in the wine label.Discover more
Terre del Sommacco
The Terre del Sommacco narrates a historic event that is connected to a moment lived by the great grandfather of the winemaker, owner the vineyards where the wine is produced. It’s the story of the Orsini column that was part of Garibaldi’s endeavor in Sicily.Discover more
Two labels telling two authentic stories through vibrant illustrations in bright colours, stories that were rediscovered on our land, enchanting and emotive as a result of their intensity, much like the wine itself, bringing to mind values handed down from one generation to another. The values of the agricultural tradition that embody the soul and the identity of Mandrarossa.