Contrada Sciaranuova

Estate Tascante

Contrada Sciaranuova

Vintage 2017

Sciaranuova, one of the four contrade (districts) in which we live and work, is located at an average elevation of 730 meters a.s.l., between Montelaguardia and Passopisciaro. Spanning 14.40 hectares, 4.9 hectares of which are vineyards, and characterized by terraces with dry stone walls and over 7 hectares of chestnut groves. It has a degrading morphology from South-West to North-East with an average slope of 8.5%. The territory in which the vineyards of the Contrada Sciaranuova are located is characterized by formations of volcanic origin between 40,000 – 4,000 years old.

  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrada Sciaranuova – Randazzo, Catania – Sicily
  • Soil: volcanic formations that are between 40,000 and 4,000 years old
  • Age of vineyard: 2008
  • Altitudine: 730 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: north – south
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
  • Vines per ha: 5.000
  • Yields per ha: 60 ql as average
  • Harvest period: October 23th
  • 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 in red
  • Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 8 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: full
  • Ageing: in 25hl oak Slavonian barrels and in 300 lt French oak barrels for 12 months
  • Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.40 – TA 5.57 g/l – RS 0.8 g/l – TE 26.8 g/l
Contrada Sciaranuova