Passopisciaro Contrada 'P'

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Passopisciaro Contrada 'p'

  • Varietals: 100% Nerello Mascalese

  • Vineyards: Porcaria is a large old domain at 650 m (2,100 ft) a.s.l. and is considered Mount Etna’s famous and sought-after contrada because of the lush, robust wines it produces. The soil is made of a frail sheet of lava that splinters under one’s feet.

  • 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.