Passopisciaro Contrada Porcaria Terre Siciliane IGT 2018
Contrada Porcaria (Contrada P) è una vasta contrada posta a circa 650m s.l.m., considerato uno dei terroir più ambiti sull’Etna per via dei vini particolarmente ricchi e lussuosi che produce. La terra è composta da un sottile strato di lava che si sbriciola sotto ai piedi. 100% Nerello Mascalese
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Viticulturally, the 08 vintage starts in 07 when vines had come to November unstressed from a tempered year and ready to enter the winter’s rest well-nourished. There then was good fertilizing from repeated snowfalls on the mountain, and the hot three months of July, August and September were not able to stress the plants enough to stop their quick passing through growing and ripening stages; some tiredness from the dried soils came in October, but rains were already at the horizon, and carried water in just the right quantity. They made the year a great vintage, with us picking continuously from the 23rd to the end of the month.
Large cru, at the perfect elevation of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />750 meters a.s.l. It extends at the doors of Passopisciaro a plane in the air, protruding dead north capturing the longest sunlight until it tumbles south over the mountain. The wines here are lush, their aromas under a constant change. It is dark, well bodied in the mouth, reaching into notes of burnt sugar. We make wine from 1 hectare of vines Nerello Mascalese that we hold in this Contrada. The plants are 80 years old.