Sciaranuova, one of the 4 Contrade in which we live and work, is located at an average elevation of 730 meters a.s.l., between Montelaguardia and Passopisciaro. It is an area of 14.40 hectares and 4.9 hectares are vineyards, characterized by terraces with dry stone walls and more than 7 hectares of chestnut grove. It has a degrading morphology from South-West to North- East with an average slope of 8.5%. The territory in which the vineyards of the Contrada Sciaranuova are located is characterized by formations of volcanic origin between the ages of 40,000 and 4,000 years.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
Appellation: Etna DOC
Production area: North slopes of Etna volcano – contrada Sciaranuova – Randazzo, Catania – Sicily
Soil: volcanic formations that are between 40,000 and 4,000 years old
Age of vineyard: 2008
Altitudine: 730 m a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure: north
Training system: espalier
Vines per ha: 5.000
Yields per ha: 70 ql as average
Harvest period: 29th October
Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C
Duration of fermentation: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: fully run
Ageing: in 25hl oak Slavonian barrels and in 300 lt French oak barrels for 12 months
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3,45 – TA 6,2 g/l – RS 1 g/l – ET 25 g/l
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