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"A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our best parcels where we produce our crus (Zottorinoto-Chiusa Spagnolo, Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria, Pontale Palino) as well as designated vineyards for this specific wine (Rampante, Piano Daini and Crasà). A classic, traditional Nerello Mascalese with tannins and sweetness of ripe fruit. My vision of a traditional, balanced and rich Northern Valley Etna wine."
Region: Etna, Northern valley
Vineyard (s): Zottorinoto-Chiusa Spagnolo, Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria, Crasà, Piano dei Daini
Varietal (s): Nerello Mascalese 100%
Average age of vines: 60+ 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 2500 liters to 7000 liters
Filtering: Before bottling with PP 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: 12.000 bottles
First vintage: 2001
Denomination: Etna Rosso DOP or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese