Feudo Principi di Butera
Benchmark Sicilian varietal wines from the winemaker who wrote the book on Nero d’Avola
Property180 hectares (444 acres).
TemperatureWinter ~ 8°-10°C (46°-50°F) - summer ~ 28°- 35°C (82°-95°F).
Altitude300 meters above sea level.
Soil typeClay and chalk.
Training methodGuyot and cordon spur.
Density4,850 plants per hectare.
VarietalsChardonnay, Insolia, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot.
Location and history
Feudo Principi di Butera is a state of the art estate winery, steeped in a rich patchwork of history, tradition and exceptional wine production.
Originally owned by the Branciforti dynasty, then later passing hands to the Lanzas; this area truly represents a crossroads of knowledge in the Mediterranean.
Dating back as far as the 16th century, it was noted that a sophisticated method for wine production was already in place, capable of optimizing the climate and terroir.
In 1787, during his excursions from Butera to Riesi, W. Goethe was mesmerized by the sight of “an incredible desert of fruitfulness, so beautiful and pure”.
Today, after years of arduous restoration, the estate proudly reveals once again its original splendor. The ancient bell tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of the vineyards and estate.