High density vineyards located in the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta in southern and central Sicily. Vines are trained on "alberello" (bush vines). The soil is a mixture of limestone and clay The climate is dry and windy with average Spring temperatures of 15-20°C and Summer temperatures of 20-32° C during the day. The coolness of the nights and the constant aeration by the wind is optimal for bouquet and color. The relatively infertile terrain encourages the concentrated structure.