Ghiaia Nera

Estate Tascante

Ghiaia Nera

Vintage 2016

This wine is our take on the Nerello Mascalese from young vineyards. There are terraces, surrounded by chestnut and downy oak groves, a typical biodiversity that gives the wines their personality. Soft tannins, good drinkability and freshness. Aged in large oak barrels, an ideal and non- invasive wood for Nerello Mascalese.

  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrade Sciaranova and Piano Dario (Randazzo), contrada Rampante (Castiglione di Sicilia), Catania – Sicily
  • Soil: terraces on volcanic sediments
  • Age of vineyard: 2004/2007
  • Altitudine: 600 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: north
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: spurred cordon
  • Vines per ha: 4.500
  • Yields per ha: 76 ql as average
  • Harvest period: October 19th – 22th
  • Seasonal weather conditions: mild and rainy winter, spring and summer brought fresher temperatures than usual, with well distributed rainfall. Slightly early ripening.
  • Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 6 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: fully run
  • Ageing: in oak casks of 25 hl for 12 months
  • Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,61 – TA 6,2 g/l – RS 2,3 g/l – ET 25,5 g/l

awards

  • Event: Radici del Sud
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Primo Classificato
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 3010
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 90+ points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2013
Ghiaia Nera