For years, Alberto and Francesca Tasca d’Almerita had admired a vineyard dominated by Malvasia in a stunning area with a rich history. Attracted by this extraordinary combination of land and vines, Capofaro was finally created in 2001.
Illuminated by a historic lighthouse on the bluff, the charm of this 30+ year old vineyard seduces anyone who observes whether by sea or by land. A detailed study of the vineyard revealed the parcel of land next to the lighthouse to be exceptionally promising and worth preserving. And so, in 2004, the “”Amphitheater”” vineyard was planted to preserve the genetic richness of the old vines already present in Capofaro, along with the best genetic makeup of the other parts of the island.
The soils (volcanic, sandy, draining, with high porosity but good water retention) and the dynamic micro-climate due to the proximity to both mountains and sea, have helped to preserve the fruit and maintain freshness and acidity in the wines. Today, we have the opportunity to compare the expressiveness of Malvasia not only in other privileged areas of Salina (for example, in the high zone of Valdichiesa) but also on another of the Aeolian islands: on the nearby Vulcano, Tasca d’Almerita cultivates another wonderful vineyard that has been passionately cared for over the years.