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Passopisciaro Contrada “PC” Passochianche

Contrada PC comes from a minute parcel of chardonnay planted on small and laborious terraces between 870 and 950 meters, where the production is naturally limited and the maturation very particular and complex. Small single vineyard production.

 

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Description

Contrada PC comes from a minute parcel of chardonnay planted on small and laborious terraces between 870 and 950 meters, where the production is naturally limited and the maturation very particular and complex.  Small single vineyard production.

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Specifications

BLEND
100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD AGE
18 years
VINEYARD AREA
.5 hectares
VINEYARD DENSITY
12,300 vines/Ha
VINEYARD ALTITUDE
870-950 m asl
YIELD PER HECTARE
48 Hl/Ha
FERTILIZATION
None
SPRAYING
Clay, propolis, grapefruit seed extract, copper, sulfur
VINIFICATION
Destemmed and cold soaked for 12 hours; alcoholic fermentation in large neutral oak barrels of no more than 20HL, followed by natural MLF in barrel.
AGING
10 months in large neutral oak on the lees, followed by an additional 12 months in the bottle.
PRODUCTION
2,660 bottles

The Producer

Andrea Franchetti arrived on Mt. Etna in 2000 and helped to initiate the renaissance of viticulture on the mountain and an international discovery of the region as a quality wine region. Franchetti makes eight different wines at his winery Passopisciaro, fewer than 8,000 total cases annually. Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe, given to relatively frequent lava spills. These spills devastate the landscape, yet each flow leaves a unique mineral profile, giving rise to the notion of various terroirs, here called Contrade. The borders of the Contrade reflect old feudal property lines, which are still mapped out on the local land registry. As Passopisciaro, we respect and play to the strengths of the terroir on Etna, producing wines of remarkable complexity and individual personality.

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Awards

93 pts. Wine Enthusiast – 2018