Maurigi Tenuta di Budonetto
HISTORY AND COMPANY
The Estate of Budonetto dei Conti Maurigi is a strip of land belonging to the district of Piazza Armerina, a city that enjoyed glory in the Middle Ages, under the Norman reign of Count Ruggero when it achieved enormous growth in the production and trade of wheat. The baglio, originally a monastery of the fifteenth century, in the south-west part of the estate, now restored by Francesco Maurigi, is in direct contact with the surrounding area, surrounded by pastures, orchards and olive groves. Soils that had never been used for the vine due to the particular microclimatic conditions, composition and exposure that made the cultivation complex. It is a story in every time in every place and in the life of every man. The intuition that the same complexity of a territory, traditionally used to do other things, could make it highly suited to an innovative and high quality vine cultivation, belongs to Francesco Maurigi who in 1996 created a cellar and planted native grapes for 40 hectares of Estate. A courageous entrepreneurial challenge, a project in progress, designed also for the three daughters Maria, Sofia and Ottavia to whom it dedicates the production of three vineyards.