Power and control, a unique extra-virgin olive oil
Straddling the township territories of Alcamo and Monreale at an altitude of 1325-1650 feet (400-500 meters) above sea level, the Di Lorenzo family’s Feudo Disisa estate extends over some 1000 acres (400 hectares) of vineyards, olive groves, and fields of grain. Grisi is the closest population center. The history of this fiefdom goes all the way back to the 13th century A.D., a period in which the Roman Catholic church, the Arabs, and the Normans shared, with equal felicity, the same places. Nine wines are produced with the advice and counsel of consulting winemaker Tonino Guzzo, all precise and clean in their aromas and flavors and extremely pleasurable to drink. A particular mention and attention should be given to the extra-virgin olive oil which, in the recent harvest (October-November 2015) was of excellent quality, above and beyond the most optimistic predictions. The 2015 extra-virgin olive oil, produced from Cerasuola olives, is not filtered to best preserve its aromatic personality and goes solely through a natural process of static settling of the impurities. It has an intense, potent, and fresh fragrance with notes of artichokes, tomato leaves, and green apples. The spice and piquancy of its flavors are balanced and pleasurable. Its fruitiness is of medium intensity and it can be used both as a sauce or for seasoning.