1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Eloro “Sciavè”
Nero d'Avola 43 years, 19 years Limestone, Clay, Marl 3.3 ha
Eloro “Spaccaforno”
Nero d'Avola 30 years Limestone 4 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand

• Indigenous yeasts used

• Low gobelet training and high trellising (according to the terroir of each parcel)


Vineyards:

• Contrada Favara-Biduri (1.5 ha): Terrain made up of a thick layer of limestone pebbles in a limestone-silt matrix, sitting on clay- and limestone-heavy marls from the Tellaro formation

• Contrada Buonivini (1.8 ha): Heavily limestone terrain with lots of small rocks.  Fine texture, clayey limestone


Eloro “Spaccaforno”:

• “Spaccaforno”is the former name of the commune of Ispica, where the estate is located. Both names derive from the Latin Hyspicae Fundus, meaning the bottom of the Hyspa River (now called the Pernamazzoni) Valley.

• Density of planting: 4,500 vines per hectare

• Yield: 52 hl/ha

• Temperature-controlled maceration in cement vat

• At least 6 months of élevage in French oak (80% second passage, 20% third passage) and 10 months minimum in bottle before release

• Unfiltered


Eloro “Sciavè”: 

• “Sciavè” (pronounced sha-VEH) is a local nickname for Saverio, the name of Massimo’s grandfather.

• Density of planting: 6,500 vines per hectare

• Yield: 38 hl/ha

• Temperature-controlled maceration in stainless steel with pumping over daily

• Fourteen months of élevage: (1/3 new barriques, 1/3 second passage barriques, 1/3 split between third passage barriques and stainless steel)

• Four to six months of bottle aging before release

• Unfiltered

MISCELLANEA

The Tellaro Formation:

Named for the Tellaro River, this geological feature of the Noto Valley is a layer of active limestone that helps the vines withstand the extreme heat of summer by providing them with a reserve of water.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Appellation(s)
Eloro
Producer
Massimo Padova
Founded
1920
Annual Production
6,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.riofavara.it

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