Read a profile of Cortese, a long-running organic wine growing estate in southern Sicily that has been given a new lease of life under fresh ownership, and see tasting notes on the first wines of its new era.

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Cortese in Sicily’s southern Vittoria region is owned by Stefano Girelli, who also runs nearby organic winery Santa Tresa.


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Girelli is a big believer in organics, but he said that his first foray into organic farming methods caused consternation in the community.

‘Sicily is the perfect place to grow organic wines at a high quality level, though when we started to grow organically, everyone said, “Why are you doing that? Are you crazy?”

How the new-look Cortese started


Cortese wine reviews

 

 


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