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“The soil was shining like gold” admit Valentina. From the first moment this is the emotion for the territory of San Mauro. Sand and clay immediately convinced of the goodness of the soil and the wines.
Judeka rises along the ancient Wine Road, in the San Mauro district in Caltagirone, a very important wine area in the Sicilian context where the only Sicilian DOCG is grown: the Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
The area is also famous for its archeology, it is said that the Greeks came across the then navigable rivers that line the vineyards. As is known, it was these latter who exported the vine and the techniques of its cultivation to the Mediterranean countries.
The position of the vineyards is strategic, a natural gorge favors ventilation from the Mediterranean. The winds that come also from the Iblei Mountains (Libeccio, Ponente and Scirocco from Africa), brush the vines and this naturally protects the attack by pests and insects.
The soils are formed by a mixture of sand and clay. The sand gives the wines the intensity of the aromas, while the clay allows to give a saline structure, and in moments of drought it guarantees the right level of humidity to the vineyard.

The territory was initially not in a vegetative state, but today the vineyards are espalier type of farming and guyot pruning.

“The Guyot pruning is a system that every year guarantees us an annual natural renewal of the plant and choose the best fruiting shoot from the beginning. This operation allows us to select the branch of the past, present and future. In the vineyard, as in the cellar, we adopt an ethical, intelligent and conscious agriculture. We only use sulfur and copper and an irrigation system that allows us not to stress the plant and avoid any diseases of the vine”.  tell Valentina.
Judeka uses a water stress monitoring system on the plant, through the Shoulander system, which allows to avoid waste and inefficiencies compared to the use of the quantity of water necessary for the maintenance of the plants.
Judeka is located a few kilometers from Caltagirone, a town famous for centuries for the production of ceramics, as well as, due to the beauty of many palaces, churches, bell towers, fine palaces and eighteenth-century Baroque style villas.
Caltagirone and the historic center have been awarded the title of World Heritage by UNESCO, together with the Val di Noto.

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