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
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
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.