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Contrada P - 2021

From a tiny vineyard 650 meters in elevation, this Nerello Mascalese exhibits the lushness and intensity that have made Contrada Porcaria one of Mt. Etna’s most coveted terroirs. It weaves together citrus and mineral aromas over a sensual background of red-fruit before delivering a palate defined by juicy freshness. Ruby red, on the nose Intertwining of citrus and mineral scents with a very sensual background of red fruit Taste Intense, fresh and juicy

  • Brand:Passopiciaro
  • 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
  • Scores:Eric Guido, Vinous, 92 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.

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