Etna’s Nerello Mascalese is well known for producing quality rosé wines thanks to its light, bright color. From a small piece of a vineyard in Contrada Rampante, Tefra – from the Greek for “ash” – the set of pyroclastic materials generated by the volcanic eruption. A true Nerello Mascalese on the nose: delicate and clean, and yet very dynamic in the mouth, thanks to its freshness and zestiness.
A blend of grapes from the various areas of Tenuta Tascante located on the northern Etna slope between the towns of Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia.
The landscape of the Contrada Rampante vineyards is characterized by volcanic formations with different compositions but from the same time period (between 4,000 and 15,000 years ago).
1. Flavor intensity
Grape: Nerello Mascalese
Appellation: Rosé – Etna DOC
Vineyards: northern slope of the Etna volcano – Contrada Rampante, Castiglione di
Sicilia – Catania – Sicily
Soil: terraced on volcanic sediments
Year planted: 1970 and 2010
Elevation: 740 m.a.s.l.
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spurred cordon
Vines per ha: 4,250
Yield per ha: 63 ql
Harvest period: September 28th, 2022
Climate trends: dry and cold winter, warm spring with low rainfall. Hot summer, with good rainfall in August
Fermentation: Direct pressing of the grapes and fermentation process for white wine using the free-run must
Fermentation temperature: 16/18°C
Duration of fermentation: 12 days
Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
Aging: In stainless steel tanks in the presence of fine lees
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.40 – TA 5.75 g/l – RS 0.7 g/l – TE 18.08 g/l
- Vintage 2022Guide VinousAward 90/100
- Vintage 2021Guide Wine EnthusiastAward 91/100
- Vintage 2021Guide DecanterAward 93/100
- Vintage 2021Guide James SucklingAward 92/100
- Vintage 2021Guide VinousAward 91/100
- Vintage 2021Guide FalstaffAward 90/100
- Vintage 2020Guide Wine SpectatorAward 91/100