ANIMARDENTE

 

Etna Rosso DOC

Nerello Mascalese 100%

 

Vinification

Stainless steel tanks fermentation during 15 days with frequent pumping over

Aging in big barrels for at least 18 months

Bottle aging for 6-8 months

 

Tasting notes

Ruby colour. Rich and opulent nose, with hints of violet, followed by notes of cherry and blackberry jam, humus, mushroom, balsamic notes, spices and dark tobacco. In mouth is warm, structured, but fresh. Good tannins and long persistence.

CONTRADA SANTO SPIRITO DI PASSO PISCIARO

 

The fourteen hectares of Contrada Santo Spirito di Passopisciaro are located at 700 metres above sea level and are planted with local grapes that are autochthonous to Etna. The red wine is Nerello Mascalese and the white wine is Carricante and Minnella. There are some fundamental factors that contribute to growing great grapes, such as volcanic soil, which can sometimes be stony and gravelly, sandy or ashy. Also, good ventilation is very important as well as the age of the vines, many of wich are pre-phylloxera.