CONTRADA SANTO SPIRITO PARTICELLA 468 ETNA DOC
Production area: Contrada Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro, Mount Etna.
Altitude: 720 mt. a.s.l.
Soil: brownish volcanic sand. Rich, deep and prosperous.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 90% - Nerello Cappuccio 10%.
Training system: bush-training with chestnut poles. Up to 100 years old vines.
Plantation density: on average 8000 vines/Ha.
Average yield: 40 quintals.
Harvest: manual, hand selected bunches. End of October.
Vinification: fermentation in truncated cone-shaped oak vats with selected indigenous
yeasts. Malolactic fermentation fully run.
Ageing: 24 months in French oak barrels (Ovum) and 18 months in the bottle.
Tasting: bright ruby red colour with garnet nuances with a deep and intense bouquet of in-alcohol cherries, sour black cherry and tomato leaf followed by black pepper and sweet tobacco hints. It has a great velvety structure, with soft tannins and boise notes.
Service temperature: 18-20°C.