Nerello Mascalese / I.G.P. Terre Siciliane / organic agriculture / CSQA certification
One of the oldest grapevines in Sicily, the Nerello Mascalese originates in the Mount Etna area and for a very long time it has been cultivated in the west of Sicily. Today it is the second most cultivated vine of the red grape, next to the Nero d’Avola.
Area of origin
Siciliy, Camporeale (Pa)
Included wine varieties
100% Nerello Mascalese
Spurred cordon vine training system
Yield (in quintals of grapes per Ha
The grapes are hand-picked and transported to the winery inside small baskets. At the winery they are de-stemmed and the must is added (prepared in the proceeding days with grapes from the same vine) to initiate the natural fermentation. The fermentation continues for approximately 9 days at 25*C, at the end of which the grape pomace is separated from the wine and pressed. After the malolactic fermentation which takes place spontaneously, the wine refines for the following winter and spring in stainless steel vessels before being bottled.
8 months in stainless steel
Colour: ruby red but not intense; Bouquet: It is characterised by the notes of violet, cherry and candied fruit; Flavour: Taste of intense tannin yet elegant and balanced with a persistent but light finally.
6 bottle case of 0.75 lt
12 bottle case of 0.75 lt