Pietre a Purtedda Da Ginestra, Centopassi (Land Seized From The Mafia), 75cl
With only 2200 bottles produced each vintage this Nerello Mascalese is certainly rare, but that's probably about the least interesting thing about it as this wine is made with the intention to no only be simply delicious, with lashings of wild strawberry, plums, black cherry and rich oak it's also been created to fight crime and corruption....
Centopassi was formed by the merger of two Sicilian cooperatives and they organically cultivate land seized from the mafia, creating lawful jobs, providing access to benefits like healthcare and pensions, and restoring farmland that has suffered years of neglect. This socially conscious and brave enterprise creates its wine from grapes grown in Belice Corleonese, a high and rocky plateau south of Palermo. Their wines are brisk and vivid, and every bottle sold helps to build a brighter a future and break the mafia’s stranglehold on the local area.