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Abbazia San Giorgio, vini biologici

Pantelleria’s Alberello Vine, Cultural Heritage of Humanity


In Pantelleria, the traditional practice of vite ad alberello is passed down through generations of vintners and farmers. About 5,000 residents own a plot of land, which they cultivate using sustainable methods. The technique consists of several phases.  First, the ground is prepared by leveling the soil and digging a hollow to plant the vine. Then the main stem of the vine is carefully pruned to produce six branches, forming a bush with a radial arrangement. The hollow is constantly reshaped to ensure the plant is growing in the right microclimate. And finally, the grapes are hand-harvested at the end of July.