Under the artistry of owner/winemaker Marco Sferlazzo, Porta del Vento is making some of the most exciting, wines in all of Sicily and beyond. The tiny, Porta del Vento winery sits 2000 feet above Palermo, near the village of Camporeale, an area of Sicily where nature can be very harsh. At 600m elevation, on incredibly steep slopes, this area is known for constant, brutal winds, blowing through the vineyards. These ever-present winds, along with the large, diurnal, temperature range, allow for wines of great concentration, character, low alcohol and racy acidity. The 100% Certified Organic and Biodynamic wines, which adhere to a strict, non-interventionist approach are produced unfiltered, so as to not deprive them of the elements that make them unique. Porta del Vento's wines are uniquely expressive, conveying emotion and terroir.
One of the most ancient of all Sicilian varietals, Porta del Vento's Catarratto is incredibly vibrant and precise with great body and minerality that borders on salinity with notes of apple and pear and brilliant acidity. The paragon example of Catarratto in Sicily!
Porta del Vento produces what is perhaps Sicily's penultimate example of the rare, indigenous, Perricone varietal. Porta del Vento's Perricone displays great depth of color, along with perfumed notes of violets, herbs, and an underlying iron mineral tone. Medium bodied with lush, smooth tannins on the finish. Dynamic, red wine.