WILSON DANIELS PARTNERS WITH SICILY’S FEUDO MONTONI
New York, NY, January 3, 2019 – Fine wine importer Wilson Daniels has announced its partnership with renowned Sicilian brand Feudo Montoni, the company’s first venture into this dynamic Italian wine region. Feudo Montoni has been producing top-quality wines on its historic grounds for hundreds of years, and is currently overseen by Fabio Sireci, the third generation of a family dedicated to producing the most refined expressions of this long-cultivated terroir.
Rosario Sireci purchased the Feudo Montoni estate in the late 1800s upon discovering a wealth of ancient vines, and passed down the property and closely held “secret knowledge” to his son and grandson. “Our wines are manipulated as little as possible by human intervention,” says Fabio Sireci of his family’s methods. The certified organic winery’s portfolio now includes some of Italy’s most celebrated styles: Perricone, Nero D’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia and Passito.
“We are proud to establish ourselves in the Sicilian wine market with Feudo Montoni, an exciting addition to our prestigious portfolio,” said Wilson Daniels president Rocco Lombardo. “The opportunity to import several of Italy’s most celebrated wines will allow Wilson Daniels to stay ahead of global trends, and we look forward to bringing these remarkable bottles to American tables and cellars.”
Sireci is particularly proud of the organic farming methods and renewable energy sources he’s implemented and maintained, which he says preserves the grapes’ natural flavors and nuances. “I want the vines a little messy, so the foliage is free to express itself,” he says. “The vineyards are not fertilized—we condition the land by sowing broad beans and peas, and we do not use any chemical products.” All operations in the vineyard are undertaken completely by hand, and the results speak for themselves: thanks to the Sireci family’s dedication and the vineyards’ high altitude, fluctuating temperatures, plentiful rainfall and neighboring olive and wheat plots, Feudo Montoni wines have staked their claim among the finest in the region.
January 3, 2019