Ripe, complex, pungent nose with raspberry, red cherry and tobacco as well as hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Dense and juicy in the mouth, with compelling inner-mouth perfume and lightness of being, while leaving an impression of opulence and seamlessness. Finishes with big but fine tannins and a lingering hint of stoniness. An 85%-15% blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown at roughly 800 meters above sea level on the Etna’s south-eastern slope, aged nine months in French oak barrels and is a pre Phyloxera vineyard.
"We only grow local vine varieties, from which we obtain cru from our “heroic vineyards”. Our wines are heroic because they are the product of an extreme viticulture, performed in demanding and wild areas at high altitude, in precious patches of land which have been safeguarded during the centuries from the devastating volcanic eruptions, or in plots on steep slopes of ancient extinguished craters. We operate following the teachings of the ancient Etnean agricultural traditions, that keep on living thanks to the passion and the perseverance of many brave winemakers. That’s why we aim at extraordinary wines, precious fruit of our toil and of our unshakable love towards our volcano and its vine varieties."
|Country: Italy||Closure: Cork|
|Region: Sicily||Bottle Vol: 750ml|
|Vintage: 2017||Blend Info: Nerello Mascalese|
|Farming: Organic principles|