Region:Etna, Northern valley Vineyard:Tartaraci (1000m. asl), Pettinociarelle (890m. asl), Monte Dolce (870m. asl) Location:Bronte (Tartaraci), Solicchiata (Pettinociarelle and Monte Dolce) Varietal:Nerello Mascalese 100% (ungrafted) Average age of vines:90+ 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 1500 liters to 2500 liters Fining:No 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:2.000 bottles First vintage:2010 Denomination:DOP Sicilia or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Bottle type:Dark burgundy bottle Available sizes: 750ML, 1500ML and 3000ML Recommended stemware:Zalto Burgundy This pure Nerello Mascalese is a blend from the 3 highest vineyards (Vigne Alte): Tartaraci, Monte Dolce, Pettinociarelle. It expresses beautifully the value and precision of the old vines, ungrafted Nerello Mascalese on the high terraces in the Northern valley of Mount Etna. The most Burgundian of all the crus.