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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Etna Rosso DOC “I Nove Fratelli”
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio 120 years Volcanic 1.7 ha total
Etna Rosato DOC “Super Luna”
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio 120 years Volcanic 1.7 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Etna Rosso DOC “I Nove Fratelli”:

• Hand harvested, grapes sorted in the vineyard

• Grapes crushed by foot, fed into tank by gravity

• Tanks for fermentation are made from volcanic rocks covered in cement

• Fermentation with indigenous yeasts lasts 20 days

• Regular punchdowns at beginning of fermentation, punchdowns end when fermentation is fully going

• Wine is aged in 500L, old, oak barrels for 15 months


Etna Rosato DOC “Super Luna”:

• Hand harvested, grapes sorted in the vineyard, de-stemmed
• Grapes are directly pressed and fermented in 500-L old oak barrels
• No malolactic fermentation

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Appellation(s)
Etna Rosso
Producer
Federica Turillo and Cesare Fulvio
Founded
2005
Annual Production
350 cases
Farming
Organic (certified), Biodynamic (practicing)
Website
http://www.masseriadelpino.it
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