Nerello Mascalese

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“Nerello Mascalese”

Winemaker’s note: Autochthonous grape variety of Sicily, whose best expression is found in the central eastern part of the island, where there are mountains ideal for the late ripening of these grapes. Demanding and difficult grape variety but able to return great emotion in the glass, with rare elegance and complexity. A generous wine that tastes like currants, black mulberry and pomegranate. Expressive purity on the palate with satisfying freshness in the mouth.

Serving Temperature: 15° – 16° C.

Pairing: first dishes with mushrooms, red meats, semi-aged cheeses. If served around 10° – 12° degrees it also goes well with fish cous cous and shrimp stew.

Vineyard name Montelavano
Production Area Gangi – Alte Madonie – Sicilia
Row Orientation Southt
Altitude 850 meters above sea level
Grape variety Nerello Mascalese 100%
Breeding systems Espalier with Guyot pruning
Density 4.000 vines/Ha
Production per plant 1,5 kg
Winemaking Organic
Treatments Sulfur and copper in small doses
Fertilizers Just Organic Treatment / Green manuring
Harvest method Manual hand picked
Destemming and pressing mode Gentle with minimal breakage of the berries
Winemaking In concrete vat, made specifically for biodynamic processing
Maceration 10/12 days at controlled temperature with frequent reassembly
Sulphur Dioxide 50 mg/l during the bottling phase
Fermentation Spontaneous with the use of indigenous yeasts
Filtration No
Clarification No
Barrique aging For 12 months in small second passage oak barrels
Bottle aging 4-6 months
Classification “IGP Terre Siciliane”
Battle type “Bordolese” with one-piece cork stopper
Alcohol 13% Vol.