The result of the interaction between Nerello Mascalese and Etna’s volcanic soils, this wine is conceived on terraces surrounded by chestnut and downy oak groves in a richly biodiverse area. Soft tannins, good freshness and drinkability. Aged in noninvasive large Slavonian oak barrels, just as Nerello Mascalese requires.
A blend of all the Nerello Mascalese grapes courced from the various Contrade of the Tenuta Tascante located on the North Etnean slope between the towns of Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia.
Of volcanic origin with formations from different eras.
1. Flavor intensity
Grape: Nerello Mascalese
Appellation: Red – Etna DOC
Vineyards: northern slope of the Etna volcano – Contrada Sciaranuova, Piano Dario, Rampante, Catania – Sicily
Soil: terraces on volcanic sediment
Year planted: 2004/2007
Elevation: 600 m.a.s.l.
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon
Vines per ha: 4,500
Yield per ha: 64 ql on average
Harvest period: October 14th – 30th
Climate trends: hot and dry Spring followed by a fresh and wet Summer
Fermentation: traditional for reds with maceration
Fermentation temperature: 25/30°C
Duration of fermentation: 6 days
Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
Aging: in 25 hl oak casks for 12 months
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.35 – TA 6.74 g/l – RS 0.4 g/l – TE 26.8 g/l
- Vintage 2020Guide James SucklingAward 94/100
- Vintage 2019Guide James SucklingAward 95/100
- Vintage 2019Guide Robert ParkerAward 92/100
- Vintage 2019Guide Wine SpectatorAward 90/100
- Vintage 2019Guide VinousAward 91/100
- Vintage 2018Guide Wine EnthusiastAward 91/100Editor’s Choice
- Vintage 2018Guide Robert ParkerAward 91/100Editor’s Choice
- Vintage 2020Guide Wine EnthusiastAward 91/100