Azienda Agricola Francesco Spadafora

Ausonia 90, 90144 Palermo
Telephone +39 0915 14952
Fax +39 0916 703360

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 16): stand C62

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Sicilia

Our products

Product category: Sicilia

Schietto Nero d'Avola

Colour: ruby red.
Bouquet: wild berries, enveloping and penetrating, aromatic persistence.
Taste: soft tannins.


Roasts and non-spicy cheese.


Varietal: Nero d'Avola 100%

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: South.

Altitude: 220 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 2000

Harvest: September

Yield: 40 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 year in large oak casks for 50%, the rest in stainless steel.

Capacity: 75 cl. - 150 cl.

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About us

Company details

Spadafora is a noble Sicilian family whose first certified traces date back to 1230. Over the centuries the house has held five principalities, a duchy, two marquisates, an earldom and twenty-five baronages. Some family members have occupied prominent positions in the Kingdom of Sicily and in some European countries.

The founder of the company is Don Pietro dei Principi di Spadafora, who inherited the estate from his uncle, Michele De Stefani, a talented farmer and breeder of racehorses.

The estate suffered a lot of damage during the 1968 earthquake but Don Pietro committed himself to the reconstruction and redevelopment of the vineyard, reappraising the native grape varieties and introducing non-native varieties to Sicily for the creation of quality wines. The current owner is me, Francesco Spadafora, son of Don Pedro, and tomorrow Enrica Spadafora, my daughter.

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