The Mandrarossa wines come from a selection of the best sites from Cantine Settesoli’s 6,000 hectares of vineyard, situated in southwestern Sicily and planted with 32 different grape varieties. The vineyards are split between the 2,000 members of the co-op, and cover the area around Selinunte, the hauntingly beautiful ruins of a Greek town founded 2,600 years ago. Cantine Settesoli helps to support the restoration of this archaeological site.
Cantine Settesoli is an impressive operation, one of Italy’s outstanding co-operatives, and the Mandrarossa wines are really excellent. They represent terrific value, and are made in a lovely modern style. The reds are light and juicy, with a real sense of freshness, while the whites have lovely bright acidity- not always the case with varieties like Fiano