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Fattorie Romeo del Castello ‘Allegracore’ Etna Rosso DOC 2018

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 created a 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 old + Nerello Mascalese vines are surrounded by olive, pear, chestnut and oak trees. Farming is organic and low intervention.

Winemaking: From Contrada Allegracore in Randazzo, volcanic sand and ash soils, native yeast spontaneous fermentation, 12 days maceration with the skins, pressed and aged in stainless steel for 12 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes: Black cherry, baking spices, smoky earth, baked cherry, black pepper flanked by tangy acidity and fine grain tannins. Dried strawberry, smoky earth and baking spice linger between each poised sip. Refined, subtle, well-composed.

“Primarily Nerello Mascalese”
Etna Rosso DOC
13.5% Alcohol

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