In 1382, the Tarucco estate, located near Contessa Entellina in central-western Sicily, went to the Monreale Church’s dependence on the order of King Martino. The church maintained this dependence until 1812 when the feudal system was abolished, following the promulgation of the Sicilian Constitution.
During the second half of the 19th century, in the heart of the Tarucco estate, a ‘baglio’ (typical Sicilian rural construction) was built, for the processing of olives and, in particular, of the cultivated grapes nearby. Since 1920, the Tarucco fund belongs to the Geraci family, bought by the Pallme König and Weidlich families. Always used for wine and oil production, this estate is situated 400-480 m above sea level and develops on a clay-calcareous soil, which is particularly suitable for viticulture; Constant exposure to sunlight and a good thermal excursion between day and night helps to obtain the highest quality grapes, with unique scents and aromas.
Recently, Antonella and Stefano Geraci have initiated a program of territorial renewal and development with the modernization of the grape growing system. So, alongside a careful selection of international grapes, already well rooted in Sicily, are cultivated with traditional methods native varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Cricket and Alicante.
The aim is to experience new combinations of different grape varieties, all grown in the same environment, to give birth to wines that are newly conceived but deeply rooted in the history and tradition of Sicily. The creation of new wines fully respects the old local winemaking methods, such as those imposed by structures such as the “Palmento”. The “Tarucco” wines, created by the enologist Sebastiano Polinas, are the happy expression of this idea.