Wine and archeology are the defining elements of a unique territory with an ancient history, where agriculture reveals the meaning and the origins of civilization. Diodoros is, in fact, the result of a partnership between the Agrigento archaeological park of the Valley of the Temples and CVA Canicattì, forged in July 2011. Shared values have given life to a project that ensures the environmental sustainability and preservation of a landscape immersed in a unique historical context. Viticulture, moreover, is the activity with the highest economic and communicative value of Sicily’s entire agricultural sector and, for this reason, is able to facilitate market access for the many excellent agricultural products grown within the Valley of the Temples.
Diodoros is the product of those vineyards located close to the temple of Juno, the result of a natural selection which the winemakers of the Valley of the Temples have performed over the years to make best use of the local pedoclimate. The exceptionality of this production derives by the unique characteristics of the local terroir. We are in the heart of Nero d’Avola land, where the deep and sandy alluvial soils, characterized by the presence of gravel and minerals, are very fertile and perfectly suited for the cultivation of Sicily’s autochthonous varieties.
Fertile alluvial soil with a sandy clayey structure rich in gravel and minerals located at an altitude between 50-100 m a.s.l. Vinification in red at a controlled temperature for 15 days plus a complete malolactic fermentation. Aged 2 months in tank, 10 months in oak barrels and 6 months in bottle before release.