Passopisciaro Passorosso, 100% Nerello Mascalese I.G.T.

100% Nerello Mascalese. From ancient vines between 80-110 years old and from different terroirs on different lava flows and altitudes. 2001 first vintage.

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Description

100% nerello mascalese. From ancient vines between 80-110 years old and from different terroirs on different lava flows and altitudes. 2001 first vintage.

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Specifications

BLEND
100% Nerello Mascalese
HARVEST DATES
October 20-22 & 29
VINEYARD AGE
110 years
VINEYARD DENSITY
8,000 vines/Ha
VINEYARD ALTITUDE
550-1,100 m/ 1,800 and 3,300 ft above sea level
YIELD PER HECTARE
40 Hl/Ha
SPRAYING
Propolis, grapefruit seed extract, clay
VINIFICATION
Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days in steel vats; malolactic fermentation in large oak barrels
AGING
10 months in large oak barrels and cement, with an additional 6 months in bottle
BOTTLING
Waning moon of April 2019
PRODUCTION
25,300 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

Vinous Media 92 – 2016
Wine Enthusiast 91 – 2016
Wine Spectator 90 – 2016