Unveiling the Essence of Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017
Prepare your senses for an extraordinary journey through the enchanting world of fine wine. Today, we proudly present to you the magnificent “Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017,” a true gem crafted by the skilled hands of passionate winemakers. This remarkable vintage showcases the rich heritage and unique character of the Etna DOC appellation, drawing inspiration from the mesmerizing slopes of the renowned Mount Etna volcano in Sicily.
Join us as we delve into the depths of this exceptional wine, discovering its origins, terroir, and the meticulous craftsmanship that brings it to life.
The Story Behind Sciaranuova
Unveiling the Mysteries of Contrada Sciaranuova
Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Etna DOC appellation, Contrada Sciaranuova holds a significant place in the heart of Tenuta Tascante. This captivating region, encompassing an area of 14.40 hectares, is a tapestry of natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes. Within this pristine domain, 4.9 hectares are dedicated to vineyards, lovingly nurtured amidst terraces adorned with dry stone walls. In addition, over 7 hectares of lush chestnut groves flourish, adding to the picturesque charm of this extraordinary land.
Contrada Sciaranuova, with its gentle slopes ranging from South-West to North-East, showcases a captivating degrading morphology. At an average elevation of 730 meters above sea level, this elevated haven provides an idyllic environment for the cultivation of exceptional grapes. The soil itself unveils a secret that has been woven through millennia, with volcanic formations dating back 40,000 to 4,000 years, ensuring a distinct character and complexity to the wines born in this remarkable terroir.
A Symphony of Nerello Mascalese Grapes
Unearthing the Essence of Etna DOC Appellation
The essence of Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017 lies in the cherished Nerello Mascalese grapes. With utmost care and devotion, these grapes are hand-picked from the slopes of Mount Etna, the volcanic giant that looms majestically over the Sicilian landscape. The Etna DOC appellation, renowned for its volcanic soils, serves as the birthplace of this remarkable vintage.
The vineyards of Contrada Sciaranuova, located on the northern slopes of the Etna volcano, in Randazzo, Catania, embody the true spirit of this terroir. The vines, planted in 2008, bask in the nurturing embrace of an elevation that reaches the sky. Trained meticulously using the espalier system, these precious vines thrive under the watchful gaze of passionate winemakers.
Crafted with Care and Expertise
A Journey from Vineyard to Cellar
As the grapes reach their peak, the moment arrives to capture the essence of their journey. The harvest period, carefully selected, takes place on the 29th of October, a time when the grapes offer their fullest potential. Transporting the grapes from vineyard to cellar with precision and speed, Tenuta Tascante ensures that their innate quality remains intact.
Fermentation, a crucial step in the winemaking process, occurs at controlled temperatures of 25°C to 30°C. This allows for the extraction of vibrant flavors and delicate aromas that embody the unique character of Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017. The fermentation process lasts for eight days, meticulously monitored to ensure optimal development.
Fully embracing tradition, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, further enhancing its depth and complexity. To mature and evolve, this remarkable vintage spends twelve months aging in 25hl oak Slavonian barrels and 300 lt French oak barrels. These barrels gently shape the wine, lending it nuanced nuances of flavor and a harmonious balance.
Unveiling the Splendor
Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017: A Symphony of Flavors
As the curtain rises and the Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017 emerges from its slumber, a symphony of flavors dances upon the palate. With an alcohol content of 13% Vol., this extraordinary vintage unveils a remarkable array of tasting notes.
The wine reveals a pH level of 3.45, showcasing its balance and harmony, while a total acidity (TA) of 6.2 g/l adds a delightful vibrancy.
The residual sugar (RS) of 1 g/l lends a touch of sweetness, perfectly complementing the wine’s nuanced character. Finally, an enchanting ET (extractability) of 25 g/l tantalizes the senses, ensuring a memorable experience.
Embrace the Elegance of Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017
In the realm of fine wines, Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017 reigns supreme, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Sicilian terroir. From the captivating slopes of Contrada Sciaranuova to the meticulous craftsmanship within the cellar, this vintage exudes an enchanting allure that captivates both connoisseurs and newcomers alike.
Immerse yourself in the symphony of flavors and explore the wonders of this exceptional wine, destined to leave an indelible mark on your palate and heart. Tenuta Tascante Contrada Sciaranuova 2017 awaits, ready to transport you to a world of elegance and refinement.