Vintage Roots own label range of Sicilian varietal wines comes from a very forward looking Co-operative in Western Sicily. In the vineyards growers have cut yields drastically to boost quality, harvests have been started earlier to get the all important natural acidity in the grapes and wine making methods are overseen by international wine makers, some of who work in Chile also. The resulting wines are flavour packed and have real character. Called 'Hoopoe' after the striking birds of the same name that frequent parts of southern Europe and north Africa. Supposedly they are most commonly seen in unpolluted organic areas of the countryside, clearly birds of a feather!