Tasca d`Almerita – CONTRADA SCIARANUOVA V.V. 2017


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.

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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: 1961

Altitudine: 730 m a.s.l.

Vineyard exposure: north

Training system: espalier

Pruning system: spur-pruned cordon

Vines per ha: 4160

Yields per ha: 60 ql as average

Harvest period: 25th October

Fermentation temperature: 25°C – 30°C

Duration of fermentation: 8 days

Malolactic fermentation: fully run

Ageing:12 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months and 30% in 300 l third passage French oak barrels for 12 months

Alcohol content: 14% Vol.

Wine analytical data: pH 3.38 – TA 5.87 g/l – RS 0.74 g/l – TE 27.6 g/l

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