Production Area

Sicily Region - Valle del Belice


Alluvial and deep brown soils, medium texture, sandy-clay composition, high content of organic matter. Mediterranean climate.


Merlot is a selection of the best barrels during maturation. The must is fermented for 12-15 days with extended skin maceration and a delestage towards the end of fermentation. The wine is matured in a mix of one and two year old French barriques.

Tasting notes

Intense deep red colour, almost black, with purple hues. The nose is complex with the integration of French oak balanced by plum, blackberry and spice. The palate is full and concentrated with dark berry fruit, subtle tannins and vanillan oak edges.


It particularly suits fatty and tasty dishes. It goes well with foie gras paté, salami and delicatessen meats. It perfectly matches the typical oven baked baby pork.

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18 November

Questo esotico esempio di Pinot Grigio Bio ha un bel colore giallo paglierino. Al naso è fresco e pulito, con evidenti note fruttate di pera, mela verde e pesca bianca. In bocca si ritrovano i sentori del naso, con note di agrumi e un'acidità che lo rende delicato e fragrante. 🍇🍐 🍏 🍑 This exotic example of Pinot Grigio Organic has a straw to pale gold color. The nose is fresh and clean with fruity notes made up of pear, green apple and white peaches. The palate is true to the nose with a fresh acidity, coriander and lime notes followed by a crisp finish. #whitewine #grapes #sicilia #sicily #baronemontalto #acquerello #wine #winelovers #winepassion #winery #winelife #experiencesicily

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16 November

Babbaluci = piccole lumache di terra. Il nome deriva forse dall’arabo “babush“, le scarpe da donna con la punta ricurva verso l’alto (da cui traggono il nome le pantofole di pezza, in siciliano “babbucce”). Una seconda ipotesi sull'origine del nome babbaluci è dal greco arcaico “boubalàkion“ (bufalo) a cui venivano paragonati per via delle corna 🐌☀️ Babbaluci = small earth snails. The name derives perhaps from the Arabic "babush", the women's shoes with the toe portion pointing upwards. A second hypothesis on the origin of the name Babbaluci is from the Greek archaic "boubalàkion" (buffalo) to which they were compared due to their horns #baronemontalto #experiencesicily #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #siciliadascoprire #winelovers #winepassion #curiosity #sayings #cultura #culture #babbaluci

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13 November

Oggi è la giornata mondiale della gentilezza, tratta gli altri come noi trattiamo le nostre uve. 🌷 🍇 🤝 --- Today is world kindness day. So please treat others as we treat our grapes. #baronemontalto #worldkindnessday #worldkindnessday2018 #kindnessmatters #bekind #experiencesicily #winelovers #winepassion #wine #sicily #experiencesicily

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29 December

So, you think you know Barone Montalto?

So, you think you know wine?  A new interesting blind tasting from the Canadian WineAlign.Do you think you could do better? Test your friends ...

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23 October

AWC Vienna 2016

Nero d'Avola Passivento 2015Silver

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28 July

Best Wine in Box 2016

Catarratto Viognier Terre Siciliane IGT

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