Contrada Rampante

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Contrada Rampante

Vintage 2017

Rampante, one of the four contrade (districts) in which we live and work, is located at an average elevation of 740 meters a.s.l., between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro. It is an area of 4.6 hectares of vineyards, with large dry-stone wall terraces and a degrading morphology from South-East to North-East with an average slope of 4.7%. The territory where the vineyards of the Contrada Rampante are located is characterized by volcanic formations of different lithological characterization but belonging to the same time period (between 15,000 and 4,000 years old).

  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrada Rampante Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania – Sicily
  • Soil: formations of volcanic origin of different lithological characterization, but of the same time period (15,000 – 4,000 years old)
  • Age of vineyard: 2000
  • Altitudine: 740 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: north east – south west
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
  • Vines per ha: 5.000
  • Yields per ha: 55 ql as average
  • Harvest period: 20th October
  • 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 3.45 – TA 6.16 g/l – RS 0.7 g/l – TE 27.9 g/l
Contrada Rampante