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Contrada Sciaranuova V. V.

A true “Clos” enclosed by a dry stone wall surrounded by a forest of chestnut trees. Located at 730 m.a.s.l in Contrada Sciaranuova, here is a wine that tells of the elegance and austerity of the Etnean territory, with the density and depth only the old vines can provide.

GRANDE VIGNA SCIARANUOVA

A MONUMENTAL VINEYARD

Dating back to 1961, the original planting was probably bush trained and later readapted to spurred cordon. Each vine represents a work of art that tells of harvests, dry seasons alternating with torrential rains, and the more recent dramatic climatic changes. Despite everything, each year the vines produce their fruit with consistency and balance.

SOIL

THE REMAINS OF LAVA

As is often the case on Etna, we find a soil with multiple layers composed of different lava flows. Those at the surface have a greater presence of sand and crumbled rock dating from between 1,000 and 6,000 years ago (Solicchiata formation) that then rest on a layer of more solid rock from between 24,000 and 15,000 years ago.

Characteristics

  • 1. Flavor intensity
  • 2. Body
  • 3. Tannin
  • 4. Acidity
  • 5. Alcohol

Details

As a certified B Corp, we are proud to be part of a global movement of companies committed to upholding high standards of social and environmental impact.
As members of Sostain, we join an association of winemakers dedicated to the sustainable development of Sicily.
We are part of a select group of winemakers, ambassadors of sustainability, who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in practicing environmentally friendly viticulture in the face of evolving climate challenges.

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
Appellation: Red – 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
Year Planted: 1961
Elevation: 730 m.a.s.l.
Exposure: north
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
Vines per ha: 4,160
Yield per ha: 68 ql
Harvest period: October 23th, 2019
Fermentation: traditional for reds
Fermentation temperature: 25-30°C
Duration of fermentation: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
Aging: 12 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months and 30% in 300 liter third passage French oak barrels for 12 months
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.26 – TA 6.6 g/l – RS 0.65 g/l – TE 26 g/l
Contains sulphites

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    Cellar selection
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