Creations of nature

The WWF Nature Reserve of “Lago Preola e Gorghi Tondi” is truly a treasure of nature. To find it, you need to approach silently, with a curious mind. Only then, when you least expect it, will you be able to appreciate and be amazed by the sheer beauty of the five small lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, immersed in a valley that hides them from prying eyes. The area is a karstic low-lying landscape where rain has dissolved the ground over time to form these natural swallow holes, which, as well as being highly suggestive and breathtaking, give a unique flavour to the grapes, thus making the grapes unique and inseparable from their native soil. The vines are neatly set in a wild and harmonious sanctuary, inhabited by protected species such as herons, marsh harriers and mallards at different times of the year.

This habitat is utterly unique both in terms of its location and climate as well as its management and treatment of the land and complete respect for nature: we uses clean energy to enable sustainable development both to meet our energy needs (alongside greater economic savings) and to safeguard the local ecosystem.

A wine to respect nature and yourself

An environmentally friendly attitude has always been a fundamental factor in the corporate vision of the Gorghi Tondi estate. Conservation of the environment and eco-sustainable winemaking (coupled with meticulous quality checks and care of the entire production chain to ensure minimal impact to the environment) are primary factors for the production of good wine. The Salas maintain that it is not enough to cultivate the land; you also need to respect it. As our estate is located within a WWF Nature Reserve since 1998, and as such enjoys a unique status, we cannot help but respect nature and its balance. Through this difficult and virtuous process, our winery succeeds in growing quality grapes. With no addition of any chemicals or genetically modified organisms: we believe natural products are the only way to rediscover the authentic tastes of tradition. 

The implemented organic model leads to a deeper relationship between the vine and the earth, thus characterizing the end product with a “typicality” that collects all that nature can offer when it is left to express itself freely. If you do not “force” the earth, if you work for her and not against her, she will spontaneously give the best of her fruits. Vivitis Bio, emphasizing the meaning of life through its own name, draws from the deepest cultural roots of our civilization: vivitis, from the Latin word vivere “to live”, and bio, from the Greek word “bios”, life.

A wine to respect nature and yourself

An environmentally friendly attitude has always been a fundamental factor in the corporate vision of the Gorghi Tondi estate. Conservation of the environment and eco-sustainable winemaking (coupled with meticulous quality checks and care of the entire production chain to ensure minimal impact to the environment) are primary factors for the production of good wine. The Salas maintain that it is not enough to cultivate the land; you also need to respect it. As our estate is located within a WWF Nature Reserve since 1998, and as such enjoys a unique status, we cannot help but respect nature and its balance. Through this difficult and virtuous process, our winery succeeds in growing quality grapes. With no addition of any chemicals or genetically modified organisms: we believe natural products are the only way to rediscover the authentic tastes of tradition. 

The implemented organic model leads to a deeper relationship between the vine and the earth, thus characterizing the end product with a “typicality” that collects all that nature can offer when it is left to express itself freely. If you do not “force” the earth, if you work for her and not against her, she will spontaneously give the best of her fruits. Vivitis Bio, emphasizing the meaning of life through its own name, draws from the deepest cultural roots of our civilization: vivitis, from the Latin word vivere “to live”, and bio, from the Greek word “bios”, life.

Gorghi Tondi – Sustainability and organic production

As our estate is located within a nature reserve protected by the WWF, for us at Gorghi Tondi it is only natural to take on board a green ethos in both our daily practices and Company vision. Moreover, protection of the environment, a low impact of the business on it and its eco-sustainability (together with meticulous quality checks and care of the entire winemaking process) are primary factors for the production of good wine: it is not enough to cultivate the land, it also pays to respect it. From this respect, and from this love for the land, the wines of the Vivitis Bio line are made from two native varieties, great examples of the Sicilian tradition: Nero d’Avola and Grillo. The former has an intense ruby red colour and is distinguished by its fruity scent, with notes of spices, minerals and tobacco, while its taste is soft and balanced, tannic, with great aroma and persistence. The latter has floral and fruity notes of white peach and is recognizable for its straw yellow colour with greenish hues, and has an intense and persistent taste.

The two Vivitis Bio wines are characterized by both the organic agricultural origin of the respective grapes and for having no sulphur dioxide added during the production phases. They are the characteristics of a wine making process that leads to a deeper relationship between the vine and the soil and typifies all that nature can offer when it is left to express itself freely. If you do not “force” nature and work with her and for her rather than against her, she will spontaneously and naturally bear her best fruits. Vivitis Bio, emphasizing the meaning of life through its name, draws from the deepest cultural roots of the Sicilian civilization: vivitis, from the Latin word vivere “to live”, and bio, from the Greek word “bios”, life.

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Gorghi Tondi – Sostenibilità e produzione biologica

Gorghi Tondi, nascendo all’interno di una riserva naturale protetta dal WWF, non poteva che fare della green attitude una delle principali componenti della propria visione produttiva. D’altronde, salvaguardia dell’ambiente, basso impatto aziendale ed eco-sostenibilità (uniti al massimo controllo e cura di tutta la filiera produttiva) sono fattori primari per la produzione di un buon vino: non basta coltivare la terra, serve anche rispettarla. Da questo rispetto, e da questo amore per la propria terra, nascono i vini della linea Vivitis Bio, ottenuti da due uve autoctone, grandi rappresentanti della tradizione siciliana: Nero d’Avola e Grillo. Il primo, dal color rosso rubino intenso, si distingue per il suo profumo fruttato, con note speziate, minerali e di tabacco, mentre al gusto risulta morbido ed equilibrato, tannico, con grande aroma e persistenza. Il Grillo, dalle note fruttate e floreali, di pesca bianca, è riconoscibile per il suo color giallo paglierino dai riflessi verdognoli, ed è intenso e persistente.

I due vini Vivitis Bio si caratterizzano, oltre che per la provenienza agricola biologica delle rispettive uve, per la non aggiunta di anidride solforosa durante le fasi di produzione. Sono simboli di un modello che conduce a un rapporto più profondo tra la vite e la terra, e catalizzatori di una “tipicità” che raccoglie tutto ciò che la natura può offrire quando viene lasciata libera di esprimersi. Se non si “forza” la terra, lavorando per lei e non contro di lei, essa stessa regala spontaneamente i suoi migliori frutti. Vivitis Bio, enfatizzando il significato di vita attraverso il proprio nome, attinge dalle radici culturali più profonde della nostra civiltà: vivitis, dal latino vivere (forma attiva, indicativo presente, seconda persona plurale), e bio, dal greco bios, vita.

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