Last year the table grape campaign started two weeks in advance, whereas this year the start of the campaign in the Mazzarrone area (CT) will be in line with the usual timing.
From the left: Andrea Bellassai (manager), Stefano La Terra (quality manager), Emauele La Terra (sales manager).
"This year the season started at the usual time, with the first harvest on May 16 - says Emanuele La Terra of SIA Group - and in truly optimal conditions, because the vineyards are giving everything their full, both in terms of yield and organoleptic characteristics".
"We are able to keep up with the times - says La Terra - by listening to the indications we receive from the markets. Being able to read the trends allows us to approach our customers with a wide range of solutions not only in terms of varieties, but of services as well. We try to guarantee our productions, harmonizing tradition with more advanced cultivation techniques".
But what are the varieties offered by S.I.A. Group Srl?
"In our vineyards - the expert replies - we grow the most traditional cultivars such as Victoria (80 hectares), Black Magic (pictured above) (20 ha), Italia grapes (65 ha), as well as the most innovative and emerging ones such as seedless grapes (10 hectares), which are very popular nowadays, especially among younger consumers. We produce a total of 1000 tons of grapes and we market them; our main markets are Italian and Central European ones, while our marketing channels are the wholesale markets of northern Italy and the national and foreign large retailers. Thanks to our strict internal management and GlobalGAP certification, we reach the most important markets."
"Cristina" Gold packaging.
For several years now, the company has been initiating a process of sustainability for its crops, embracing the themes of integrated farming.
"We take great care in maintaining high standards not only in field production - says the sales manager - but in the next steps as well: preparing the product with the blast-chilling and the necessary procedures for stocking and transport. Our grapes arrive always in an optimal state. The attention to detail with which we present our grapes and the sober elegance of the packaging are the means by which we let ourselves be known".
S.i.a. Group Srl
Via Bianco, sn.
95040 Mazzarrone (CT) - Italia
Tel.: +39 3358071966