100% Nerello Mascalese handpicked from the northern slopes of Mount Etna.The time spent on skins is short - 5 hours. It is fermented in stainless steel and then kept in bottle for 6 months before release. The nose offers an intense aromatic bouquet of cherry and wild strawberries. In the mouth it's almost tonic-like, mineral, crunchy, balanced and harmonious.
Perfect to accompany poached fish with caponata, firm ricotta and fresh goats cheeses.
Varietal / Blend: Nerello Mascalese
Decant: Not necessary
Farming Practices: Organic
Set on the north slope of the mountain, at an altitude of 650-780 metres above sea-level, the winery’s vineyards cover 18 hectares, surrounded by hazelnut and olive groves. Re-established by Giuseppe Russo in 2005, and dedicated to the memory of his father Girolamo, the winery is a powerful expression of Giuseppe’s desire to respect and conserve his family’s traditional values, but interpreting those values in a new and personal way, introducing and developing new approaches to winemaking, but remaining in the village of his birth, Passopisciaro – the centre of the recent renaissance in the great red wines of Etna.