History & Geography
The estate of Contrada Pianetto (Santa Cristina Gela), is a veritable kaleidoscope of micro-climatic conditions: exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range and strong ventilation all come together to create the precious interplay between plant and soil which gives our wines their freshness, complexity, elegance and longevity. The estate of Baroni, is a corner of Sicily where rainfall is infrequent and occurs predominantly in the winter. The mild temperatures – both in winter and in summer – protect the regularity of the plant’s production cycle, which consistently produces abundant harvests. In the daytime, the sun heats up the soil, the heat is subsequently released at night and mitigated by the cool sea breeze. The soil is varied in composition, slightly inclined and mostly lean.