Just over 10 years ago, the spirited and highly driven Vesco family took over the winemaking reigns at Cantine Rallo, based on the west side of Sicily close to Marsala. Working organically, the Vesco family focus on creating fragrant crisp Catarratto and perfumed fresh Nero d'Avola from their hillside vineyards. These vineyards are certified organic and are nestled high up in the hills south of Alcamo to take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures, whilst still getting all the necessary sun. Their grapes tend to be picked earlier than those of many of their neighbours and this produces their customary bright, fresh style. The vines look down on the town of Marsala where, when the grapes have been harvested, they are taken to the seaside winery. In the cellars the family have invested heavily in cutting edge technology, to ensure the freshness is retained for the final wines and creating elegant examples of the varieties that are anything but what you would expect from such a hot land.