Barone di Villagrande

Barone di Villagrande

The Nicolosi family settled on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily in the 18th century. They came as migrants armed with the a mandate from the church to transform the region from a horrid and uncultivated place to a delicious garden. Today, the family takes care of 18 hectares of delicious vineyards. Together, they continue to maintain the family commitment to the territory, crafting wines with traditional values but modern methods, together with a keen commitment to sustainability.

Located on the eastern slopes of the volcano facing the Ionian sea, indigenous grape varieties Nerello Mascales, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante are at the heart of production here. Villagrande produces red and white wines that see some time in oak as well as the more traditional chestnut barrels before bottling. The “contrada” or “cru” vineyards of Barone di Villagrande are situated in the famous town of Milo, the only area permitted to use the Etna Bianco Superiore designation, and bottling only in great vintages.

Etna bianco superiore DOC

APPELLATIONCarricant 90%, Vitigni autoctoni Etnei 10%
PROFILEMarked acidity, drinkable elegance and persistent minerality.
COLORPale straw yellow, brilliant and dense


A wine that immediately demonstrates notes of marked acidity and persistent minerality, which suggest longevity. Over time it develops great character and balance.
To drink immediately, guaranteed up to fifteen years after the harvest.

Etna rosso superiore DOC

PRODUCTION AREAMilo & Castiglione (Sicily)
APPELLATIONNerello Mascalese 80%, Nerello Cappuccio e Nerello Mantellato 20%
PROFILETannic but not aggressive, well compensated by a marked acidity and a fresh and persistent fruit.
COLORBrilliant and fluid ruby red


A trademark of the company. Experience explains the balancing act of this wine, acidity and tannin on one side, fruit and minerality on the other.
To drink immediately but guaranteed up to fifteen years after the harvest.

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