Vineyard and winery notes
Terraced vineyards with alberello (bush) training. Hand harvested with a production of less than 180 grams of grapes per plant. After maceration in conical oak tanks, it ripens for over two years in barriques of French oak (Allier and Tronçais) and then for three years in the bottleWinemaker notes
"Baron Felice Spitaleri's passion for the noble French varietals inspired us to bring back to life this wine. It was in fact Felice, my ancestor and founder of the winery, who first planted these varietals on our estate in the mid XIXth century and the incredible complexity obtained is the result of the adaptation of such vines to a unique volcanic terroir."
Appellation: IGT Sicilia
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Production area: South-Western slopes of the Etna Volcano
Altitude: 1000/1200m a.s.l.
Soil type: Volcanic formed from Etna's lava flows
Color: Deep ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: Rich and fruity, with hints of blackberries, raspberries, cherries and light balsamic notes
Taste: Juicy and complex, with ripe and silky tannins making it extremely balanced and with a clean, elegant finish