Passopisciaro Contrada 'C'

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Passopisciaro Contrada 'c'

  • Varietals: 100% Nerello Mascalese

  • Vineyards: Chiappemacine is a small domain at 550 m (1,800 ft) above sea level, the lowest site for a single vineyard cru at Passopisciaro. The site produces a more full-bodied, rounder style because it lies on the last outreach of Mount Etna’s lava; beneath the thinner strata of lava lies a limestone bed to which the vines penetrate.

  • Soils: Volcanic

  • Winemaking: The wines undergo fermentation in steel vats, followed by malolactic and 18 months aging in large neutral oak barrels; this minimal intervention approach to winemaking allows the differences in terroir to shine.