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Winery Passopisciaro
VarietiesNerollo Mascalase / Cesanese / Petit Verdot
Farming Practicesconventional farming and natural fertilization
Soilsvolcanic/calcareous soil
Exposuremultiple
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Yeastselected yeasts
Fermentationin steel vats over 15 days
Maturation10 months in large oak casks
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol14.5%
Item NoIT353
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Sub-region
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Eight years after landing in Siena, where he established Tenuta di Trinoro, Andrea Franchetti acquired Passopisciaro (“Fisherman’s Path”), an ancient vineyard and winery, on the slopes of Sicily’s Mt. Etna. In the town of Castiglione, he planted 40 acres of vines on the northern side of Etna, at an elevation that peaks at just over 1,000m. And while the lava-strewn slopes of Etna were a hot bed in the 1920′s, it is only in the last 10 years that vintners began to reexamine the area as ripe for quality wine production.