"Our 'Grand Vin' from our Barbabecchi vineyard at 910m. asl. Planted around 1910 and North-North East exposed, capturing the first and cool morning sun rays. This pure Nerello Mascalese from ungrafted old vines produces a profound wine, rich as well as elegant at the same time with character and personality: liquorice and oriental spices. Only produced in great vintages where we achieve full phenolic ripeness."
Region: Etna, Northern valley
Vineyard: contrada Barbabecchi
Elevation: 870m.-910m. asl
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese 100% (ungrafted)
Average age of vines: 100+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 60 days
Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1200 liters to 2.500 liters
Filtering: Before bottling with cartridges of 5 micron
Sulphur: values can vary from 5 to 30 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.
Annual production: approx. 1.500 bottles
First vintage: 2001
Denomination: DOP Sicilia or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese
* This wine will ship from Monday 11 May.