The hot summer of ’07 on Mount Etna terminated in damp wheather and overcast skies in October and early November, which is when we usually pick Nerello Mascalese.
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The vines were able to use that humidity to jump out of hydric stress and grow slowly into a certain ripeness. We gradually picked from our vineyards on the flank of the vulcano, starting with the lowest, at 500 mt. a.s.l. and finishing at 1000 mt, at Guardiola. The wine is kind and young and very subtle; its powers are hidden; time in bottle will be bringing them out for a long time.
Variety: Nerello Mascalese
Vineyards' : Total surface 10 hectares Plants density 9.000 plants per hectare Altitude 500, 650, 820, 900, 1000 meters asl Adverage age 60-80 years Yield 40 quintals per hectare