Ghiaia Nera

Estate Tascante

Ghiaia Nera

Vintage 2017

The perfect blend between the Nerello Mascalese grape and the volcanic soil of Etna, this wine comes from terraces surrounded by chestnut and oak woods, an area rich in biodiversity. Soft tannins, with freshness and drinkability. Aged in large non-invasive oak barrels to which the Nerello Mascalese variety is well suited.

  • Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Production area: northern slope of the Etna volcano – Contrada Sciaranuova, Piano Dario, Rampante, 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: spur-pruned cordon
  • Vines per ha: 4.500
  • Yields per ha: 70 ql on average
  • Harvest period: October 20th – 30th
  • Seasonal weather conditions: cold and rainy winter, hot spring with good rainfall, very hot summer. From September, some good rainfall helped the Nerello Mascalese to ripen
  • Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 6 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: full
  • Ageing: in 25 hl oak casks for 12 months
  • Alcohol content: 13,5% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.45 – TA 6.45 g/l – RS 0.30 g/l – TE 28.90 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: 2010
  • 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