Contrada Pianodario

Estate Tascante

Contrada Pianodario

Vintage 2017

Pianodario, one of the 4 Contrade in which we live and work, is located at an average elevation of 775 meters a.s.l., between Montelaguardia and Randazzo. It is an area of 7.91 hectares and 3.8 hectares are vineyards, characterized by terraces with dry-stone walls and with a degrading morphology from South to North with an average slope of 7%. The territory in which the vineyards are located is characterized by formations of volcanic origin between the ages of 15,000 and 4,000 years. It is possible to hypothesize a stratigraphic succession below the vineyards of Contrada Pianodario in which, under a covering of soil, there are lands between 15,000 and 4,000 years on much older lands (40,000-30,000 years).

  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrada Pianodario Randazzo, Catania -Sicily
  • Soil: volcanic formations that are between 15,000 and 4,000 years old
  • Age of vineyard: 2010
  • Altitudine: 775 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: north east – south west
  • Training system: espalier
  • Vines per ha: 7.000
  • Yields per ha: 58 ql as average
  • Harvest period: October 28th
  • Climate: A mild start to the Spring with good rainfall in March. A hot and dry summer. Good rainfall at the beginning of October ensured a slow maturation
  • Fermentation: traditional for reds
  • Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 8 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: fully run
  • Ageing: 12 months in 25hl oak Slavonian barrels
  • Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.35 – TA 6.03 g/l – RS 0.5 g/l – ET 26.8 g/l

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
Appellation: Etna DOC
Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrada Pianodario Randazzo, Catania -Sicily
Soil: volcanic formations that are between 15,000 and 4,000 years old. It is possible to hypothesize a stratigraphic succession below the vineyards of Pianodario in which, under a land cover, there are lands that are between 15,000 and 4,000 years old on much older land (40,000-30,000 years).
Age of vineyard: 2010

Contrada Pianodario