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Contrada C 2021 Product Shot
Contrada C 2021 Product Shot

Contrada C - 2021

Rooted in sandstone soil and limestone in one of their lower-elevation vineyards, Passopiscairo’s 1.3-hectare vineyard in Contrada Chiappemacine produces a full, round, intense Nerello Mascalese. Bright and ruby-hued, it delivers red fruit, fresh Mediterranean herbs and a robust tannic structure in a complete and satisfying wine. Full and bright ruby ​​red Original and pleasant hints of fresh oregano, red currant, Mediterranean herbs Full and intense, with a robust tannic texture and a long warm and fruity trail to finish

  • Brand: Passopisciaro
  • Region:Sicily
  • Sub-Region:Catania
  • Commune/Village:Castiglione Di Sicilia
  • Varietal:Nerello Mascalese
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:15.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Italy
  • How much so2 added:40 mg/l
  • Climate:The summer of 2020 was moderated by many rains, and generally from bad weather; at the end of the month July then the heat returned, until the rains of 10 August and finally those of early September.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:volcanic soils
  • Vineyard Size:2 ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):1938 1960 1990
  • Fermentation:After destemming and pressing, the must macerates for around 15 days. A pie de cuve starts fermentation in stainless steel, and a submerged cap extrapolates fruity notes without exaggerating tannins.
  • Elevage:18 months in big oak casks. Bottling takes place in waning moon June.
  • Winemaker Name:There is a team that follow the direction of Andrea Franchetti
  • Fining:No. light filtration
  • Scores:Eric Guido, Vinous, 91+ points
  • Total Production:500 cases
  • Sustainable Certificates:Passopisciaro is certified organic and uses only treatments with zero chemical impact—clays, propolis, vitamin C, natural copper, and sulfur.