CVA Canicattì was founded in 1969 in the wake of the Sicilian peasant movement. From its early beginnings, the project has been supported by the strong belief of numerous local farmers regarding the cultural value of viticulture and wine. Since the mid-2000s, their production philosophy has focused on enological excellence: a plan of investments in technology and organization, touching all productive sectors, allowed CVA Canicattì to set new and higher quality standards for wine-making. From vineyard management to marketing strategies, the goal has always been the same: to intercept the most demanding consumers offering wines with a high oenological profile and great value for money.
The vineyards of CVA Canicattì extend over a vast territory that from the province of Agrigento reaches Palermo and Caltanissetta. The ampelographic profile of this area is perfect for growing traditional native vines such as Nero d’Avola, Grillo and Catarratto. This extreme part of Sicily, where pedoclimatic conditions vary widely within the space of a few kilometres, is characterized by a frontier viticulture developed to contend with perennial water shortages. The main quality of these territories is the exceptional organoleptic value that the differentiation of microclimates and soil-composition gives to the grapes. This diversity is an inestimable resource that brings complexity and sensory richness to each glass, expressive of the great biodiversity of this unique and immense vineyard.
DIODOROS, THE WINE OF THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES.
Wine and archeology are the defining elements of a unique territory with an ancient history, where agriculture reveals the meaning and the origins of civilization. Diodoros is, in fact, the result of a partnership between the Agrigento archaeological park of the Valley of the Temples and CVA Canicattì, forged in July 2011. Shared values have given life to a project that ensures the environmental sustainability and preservation of a landscape immersed in a unique historical context. Viticulture, moreover, is the activity with the highest economic and communicative value of Sicily’s entire agricultural sector and, for this reason, is able to facilitate market access for the many excellent agricultural products grown within the Valley of the Temples.