Description

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Specifications

APPELLATION
Rosso Sicilia
TYPE
Red, dry
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Nerello Mascalese
PRODUCTION AREA
Pirao vineyard, Randazzo, Province of Catania
ALTITUDE
900 meters asl, northern exposure
PRODUCTION
S3,800kg p/Ha
AGE OF VINES
80 years
SOIL TYPE
Volcanic, well-drained – mostly very rich in iron and nitrogen
HARVEST
By hand, mid-November
FERMENTATION
15-day maceration period
MATURATION
Aged in tonneau for 12 months

The Producer

Beyond the passion for making his distilled spirits, Giovanni La Fauci has the same intense passion for wine. His wine cellar, which is located in Randazzo on Mount Etna uses only the finest quality local varieties: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.

The vines are cultivated naturally and sustainably without any use of chemicals. The grape must is only fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then aged in bottles from 220 to 500 liters for a minimum of two years and no stainless steel is ever used. The bottles are stored in a natural underground cavern that maintains a temperature between 46 to 52°F all year. Racking takes place respecting the lunar phase and only a limited amount of metabisulfite is used upon bottling.

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