When the knight Vincenzo returned to Linguaglossa from America, more than a century ago, he had no doubt: his future would have been strongly linked to Etna. So it was that, with the huge fortune achieved overseas, he decided to invest in the purchase of land on which to undertake his agricultural activity. Today Neri Agricola covers a total area of 9 hectares, of which 5 are planted with vineyards and 4 are destined to olive groves, between Arrigo and Borrigliona districts, at an altitude of 600 metres above the sea level, on a territory with a complex character thanks to a soil of volcanic origin with an important mineral component. The Neri family, now in its fourth generation, fulfilled the project of the great-grandfather by handing down from father to son the love for these volcanic, black and fertile lands, even in the methods of treating the land. In respect of the territory, in fact, it was decided to implement a non-intensive organic agriculture, in addition to maintaining the manual harvest of grapes and olives, as was once done.
In these unique places, olive trees of the local Nocellara dell’Etna variety and indigenous red grape varieties such as Nerello Mascalese and white grape like Carricante and Catarratto are cultivated. The extra virgin olive oil produced is characterized by a well-balanced and a refined fruity aroma. The two wines obtained from the owned grapes, Etna Rosso Doc and Etna Bianco Doc, express the characteristics of the great Etna terroir through a fine and elegant bouquet and a fresh, intense and harmonious taste, embellished with pleasant mineral notes.