For four generations the Zerilli family has been passionately dedicated to the cultivation of the vine. Respect for nature, dedication to work, attention to detail: these are the elements that have allowed the Zerilli family to continue to be the spokesman of the vocation of these lands for wine, throughout the twentieth century and beyond.
The year was 1918: The First World War had just ended. Vito Zerilli had fought on the Piave but now he could return home, in his Petrosino, and resume the family business: the cultivation of the vine.
In 1980 his son Vito entered in the family business. The young man, who bears grandfather's name, immediately becomes passionate about the wine world and even today follows all the stages of production.
2014 is the year of the turning point. Thanks to the stubbornness and the energy of the young Leonardo, the company begins a new adventure: the first bottles of the brand "Terre del Sole Zerilli" are born.
It is a space designed to approach the world of wine, agriculture and enology in a new way, focusing on direct contact with the places from which wine originates. "Sicily in the glass" is in fact in Petrosino, within the vineyards of the Zerilli family and aims to be a meeting place able to enhance both the territory of Petrosino, characterized by its viticulture, and the final product in the bottle. Here, consumers can come and taste the wines by closely observing the vineyards and their changing during the course of the year. "We also want it to be a space open to meeting and confrontation that we are ready to make available for initiatives to promote the territory".
Ruby with a violet outline. Smell that has aromas of small red fruits, plum, blackberry, cassis, red rose, pink pepper in grains, mentholated and vegetable touches. Full mouth, soft, with central flavor and tannicity to characterize the structure. Mature in steel for 8 months.
Golden yellow. Fruity aromas of quince, plum, pineapple, winter melon, broom and mineral tolls. It affects the gustatory by harmony between freshness and mineral sapidity. Pleasantly long and almond finish. Mature in steel for 6 months.
Straw yellow. Nose overbearing mineral, with strong notes of white peach, medlar, white mulberry, hawthorn, lily of the valley, thyme and sage. On the palate it proves to have remarkable soft and sapid fabric with a very convincing citrus length. Mature in steel for 6 months.
Clear and transparent purple ruby. Olfactory oriented towards fruity notes of black cherry n jam, currant, blueberry, geranium and rosehips surrounded by spicy folate and aromatic herbs. Palate rich in extract with marked tannins to mark the balance and definitely fruity end. Mature in steel for 6 months.
Compact ruby that fades to the edge. Nose of licorice root, blueberry jam, field violet, graphite, pink pepper, clove, fern, humus and vegetal hints. To the taste it offers a remarkable tannic personality that brings the final taste to spicy notes. Mature in steel for 6 months.
Golden yellow with strong shades of amber. It evokes sensations of candied mandarin orange peel, barley candy, date, figs baked with almonds, prickly pears in jam, saffron, chestnut honey, dried apricot, together with aromatic herbs and iodine. Sweet and well-balanced taste with wonderful freshness and flavor. Final mineral. Mature in steel for 8 months.
The year 2018 wins the gold medal at the "Concours Mondial des FEMINALISE" in Paris in France.
Straw-colored with vivid gold reflections. Smell that strikes for the immediate marine sensations, almost brackish, seaweed, followed by grapefruit, Chinese mandarin orange, blossom and vegetable puffs. In the mouth it is perfectly in tune with the sense of smell, with a sapid and lean structure and strong citrus and mineral references. Mature in steel for 7 months at most.
The year 2015 wins the silver medal of the "Concours Mondial des FEMINALISE" in Baune in France.
This gold medal, issued by the twelfth edition of the "Feminalise" world competition held in Paris, rewards the sweet Zibibbo and the attention to quality and typical products of the territory of Petrosino that the company carries on.
On the proposal of the Grand Prix Paris Saint Germain de Pres Committee, the company was awarded by the new Italian consul in Paris, Dr. ssa Emilia Gatto, for the production of quality wines.
The company was awarded to the kermesse held at the Maison Sensì in Brussels by the Consul Dr. ssa Emilia Coviello and the president of the Euromediterranean Academy as Sicilian excellence, for the production of Grillo and Nero d'Avola.
The company "Terre del Sole" wins the Silver Medal at the 9th edition of the "Feminalise" wine world competition in Baune in France. The Feminalise World Competition is a strong concept: wines from all over the world are tasted only by professional women in the oenological field or expert oenophiles.
Questa medaglia d’oro, rilasciata dalla dodicesima edizione del concorso mondiale "Feminalise" tenutasi a Parigi, premia lo Zibibbo dolce e l'attenzione alla qualità e alle produzioni tipiche del territorio di Petrosino che l'azienda porta avanti.
Su proposta del comitato Gran Prix Paris Saint Germain de Pres, l'azienda è stata premiata dal nuovo console per l'Italia a Parigi, la Dott. ssa Emilia Gatto, per la produzione di vini di qualità.
L'azienda è stata premiata alla kermesse tenutasi presso la Maison Sensì di Bruxelles dal Console la Dott. ssa Emilia Coviello e la presidente dell'Accademia Euromediterranea come eccellenza siciliana, per la produzione di Grillo e Nero d'Avola.
L'azienda "Terre del Sole" vince la Medaglia d'argento alla 9ª edizione del concorso mondiale vinicolo "Feminalise" a Baune in Francia. Il Concorso mondiale Feminalise è un concetto forte: dei vini provenienti da tutto il mondo vengono degustati unicamente da donne professioniste in campo enologico o da enofile esperte.