This extremely rare bottle of Tempesta “annual production it is around 1200 bottles” comes from a plot within a tiny partially ungrafted vineyard at 1100 meters above sea level on the Etna volcano, among thousand years old lava and wild untouched forest.
An extreme wine growing practice resulting from a long massal selection on neglected old vines.
Produced from 100% Grecanico Dorato grape variety the wine is fermented in stainless steel and left for 24 months for the second fermentation in a bottle with a low dosage of 3 grams of sugar, the remouage it is strictly done by hand, finally the wines are not fined or filtered, with a result of a great wine with bubbles.
Bright yellow color, lemony, pears and honey notes. Crushed almonds, peach tart, lemony, spicy, with a refreshing edge. Impressively consistent, complex with a great long finish.
"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: 2015||Blend Info: Grecanico Dorato|
|Farming: Organic principles|