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Terre Siciliane Contrada Guardiola

Item number: VFR01405 2020750
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Vintage: 2020

Denomination: Rosso IGT

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese

Alcohol: 14 %

Format: 0,75 l

Type: Rosso

Region: Sicily

Origin: Made in Italy

Occasion: Important occasion

Pairing: Red meats

Allergens: Solfiti

SPECIFICATIONS

TASTING NOTES

Passopisciaro was established in 2000 by Andrea Franchetti, a well-known producer and owner of the Trinoro estate. The winery is located on the northern slope of Etna, specifically in Castiglione di Sicilia, 1,000 metres above sea level, and is a restored fortified farm building. The most cultivated grape is Nerello Mascalese, which here, because of the lava flows and various altitudes, is used to create different kinds of cru. It has the peculiarity of being ungrafted, which means that it has never been affected by phylloxera. In contrast, the most widely used non-native grapes are Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, and Cesanese d'Affile. The completely different profiles of the various vineyard areas, which cover 26 hectares of land at between 500 and 1,000 metres above sea level, are known by the name of the districts, or ‘contrade’. Contrada G di Passopisciaro is a Sicilian red based on the Nerello Mascalese grape from the Guardiola district. The vines are between 70 and 100 years old and are situated at an altitude between 800 and 1,000 metres above sea level. The must ferments in stainless steel before being placed into oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. It then undergoes an ageing period of 18 months. This wine is a splendid ruby red in the glass; on the nose, it is truly complex with an aroma of dry flowers and aromatic and balsamic herbs followed by small red berry fruits and mineral notes. On the palate, it is fresh and mineral-tasting with a well-balanced softness and full flavour and an extraordinary length. An excellent wine for Sunday lunches, ideal with stewed red meats or game. Read more Read less
THE WINERY

Passopisciaro

Cantina Passopisciaro is one of the youngest and most enterprising wineries when it comes to winemaking in Sicily. It was founded recently, but at the hands of an experienced founder who realised the great potential of the lava soil for the production of the highest quality Sicilian wines. The intuition turned out to be right as the company managed to establish itself as a reference point for wine production in the area in a short time. The company is located on the slopes of Etna and has around forty hectares of vines divided over several districts, each with its own particularities and biodiversity. The microclimates and characteristics of each soil are carefully studied to maximise the qualities of the final product. The hectares are planted with various varieties of Cabernet and Merlot, Cesanese, Petit Verdot and Viognier, as well as a wide range of Pinot Noir. Name and address of producer/distributor: Passopisciaro - via castiglione di Sicilia Passopisciaro (CT). Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.

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