Estate: Chiara Vigo and her mother, Rosanna Romeo, passionately craft wines from the estate Chiara’s great grandmother founded. Located 700 meters up the slopes of Mount Etna, the original 60 hectare estate was reduced to 14 hectares of vines in 1981 when Mount Etna erupted. The economic fallout from the eruption forced the family to sell land and vines. The eruption left behind 20 foot wall of petrified lava that acts as a buffer to the wind, essentially crating a micro-climate for the vines. The 100 year + Nerello Mascalese vines are surrounded by olive, pear, chestnut and oak trees. Farming is organic and low intervention.
Winemaking: Fermented with native yeasts, 12 days’ maceration with the skins, pressed and aged in stainless steel for 12 months before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour with aromas of strawberry, cherry, black pepper and a trace of smoky earth. Silky layers of cherry, raspberry and strawberry with a dash of white pepper are wrapped in smoky minerality and framed by fresh acidity and structural tannins. Smoky earth and cherry linger on the plush finish. Agile and engaging.
Mostly Nerello Mascalese with some Nerello Cappuccio
Etna Rosso DOC
Bottled on behalf of Fattorie Romeo del Castello by ICQRF CT/717/6/IT