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Pietra Marina and Bracaseggi in Castiglione di Sicilia, Le Sciarelle in Viagrande are the three estates where Tenute Mannino has established its vineyards: unique terroirs that confer freshness, minerality and intense aromas to the company wines.

Mount Etna is an island within the island, one where differences in sun and wind exposure, but also altitude, soil composition and microclimate all combine making each district a unique terroir. Tenute Mannino di Plachi established its vineyards along two slopes of the volcano, encompassing four different districts, known as contrade: Pietra Marina, Bracaseggi and Trimarchisa in Castiglione di Sicilia and Le Sciarelle in Viagrande. Fertile volcanic soils rich in minerals, bathed in sunshine and caressed by the mild coastal breeze that blows in from the east, favouring – especially in the summer months – excellent diurnal temperature variations. The climate is temperate and Mediterranean with a significantly higher annual rainfall rate compared to the rest of the island, peaking in the autumn / winter months, while the summer season is mostly dry.