Contrada G 2019 Passopisciaro winery
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Contrada G 2020 Passopisciaro

Contrada Guardiola or simply Contrada G of Passopisciaro is a red wine produced in Castiglione di Sicilia by Franchetti, one of the first winemakers to believe and invest in the extraordinary terroir of Etna. Contrada G is a deep and complex wine but at the same time harmonious and elegant. Great for important dinners.

  • 1 Bot. 0.75 L
  • 2019
  • 2020
€54.70 (tax incl.) €44.84 (tax excl.)
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Among the extraordinary Sicilian wines of Etna produced in Passopisciaro by the winemaker Franchetti, choose Contrada G, a Nerello Mascalese grown at 800 m asl on the north side of Etna. Contrada GGuardiola, is an ancient district of Passopisciaro on the edge of the 1947 flow that spared the vineyards. Only the grapes from the oldest vineyards are used to produce this Etna cru. The result is a soft and persistent red wine with a rich scent of red fruits and a tannic finish.

Denomination: IGT Terre Siciliane

Grapes variety: Nerello Mascalese 100%

Production area: Mount Etna, north side, Sicily

Altitude: 800 m asl

Soil: on the edge of lava flows

Age of the vineyard: more than 100 years

Plant density: 8000 plants per hectare

Yield per hectare: 55 quintals of grapes

Harvest period: 29th October

Grape harvest: Manual selection

Fertilization: None

Treatments: Clays, propolis, grapefruit seed extracts, copper and sulfur

Vinification: Steel tanks for about 15 days

Aging: 18 months in large wooden barrels

Bottling: Waning Moon April 2022

Alcohol content: 15% vol

Colour: ruby red with violet reflections

Nose: intense and varied bouquet. The fruity aromas of ripe red fruits and flowers intertwine with balsamic and mineral aromatic notes

Palate: soft and persistent at the right point, full-bodied and balanced. The finish is tannic

Pairings: ideal with first and second courses of meat, game, aged cheeses

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Production: 4000 bottles

Bottled by the winemaker Vini Franchetti Srl in its cellar in Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy

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Nerello mascalese
Terre Siciliane IGT
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