The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The legendary one of 1614, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halted right on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A strongly evocative name for our Cru dell’Etna based on Nerello Mascalese.
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VINEYARDS: Pietramarina, Sciaranuova, Feudo di Mezzo.
VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio.
TYPE OF SOIL: the soils have perfect exposure and position, black for the lava sands, and therefore extraordinarily rich in minerals; around woods and more recent lava flows.
PIETRAMARINA 510 meters above sea level
SCIARANUOVA 850 meters a.s.l.
FEUDO DI MEZZO 605 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE:
PIETRAMARINA 80 q.li,
SCIARANUOVA 70 quintals
HALF FEUDO 50 quintals
PIETRAMARINA spurred cordon.
SCIARANUOVA spurred cordon.
FEUDO DI MEZZO sapling.
PIETRAMARINA and SCIARANUOVA 5.000 plants per hectare.
MIDDLE FEUD 10,000 plants per hectare.
PIETRAMARINA 10-15 October.
SCIARANUOVA 27 October.
MIDDLE FEUDO 25 October.
VINIFICATION: the grapes, collected in crates, are immediately refrigerated at 10 ° C, then selected by hand. After destemming, they ferment at 25 ° C in steel tanks and remain on the skins for 21 days, with short pumping over. They are then gently drawn off with the vertical press; malolactic fermentation in steel follows. The resulting wine ages in oak barrels for 12 months.
AGING: in 25 hl and 36 hl oak barrels
BOTTLING PERIOD: April
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.1 g / l.
AGING CAPACITY: from 7 to 10 years.
ORGANOLEPTIC NOTES: This wine draws the gustatory strength and the extraordinary aromas of incense from officinal herbs, hibiscus and wild fennel from lava sands. Bright and lyrical wine, it recounts without filters the character and refinement of the great mountain reds but at latitudes close to Africa. Compact fabric tannins are elegantly extracted. The sweetness and generosity of berries and currants mixes with the aromas of incense and beeswax, a slight almost saline touch invites you to return to the glass.
PAIRING: A wine whose character can allow very daring combinations with similar dishes
character. Game, truffle dishes, rock fish also with complex sauces, cheeses and salami.