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Passopisciaro Etna Rosso DOC “Passorosso” (2017)
Andrea Franchetti was one of the first producers to arrive on Etna in 2000. Here, on the north side, he found ancient semi-abandoned vineyards, all between 70 and 100 years old, trained as saplings, and was able to choose a good selection of old vineyards scattered on the slopes of the mountain at different altitudes between 550m and 1000m above sea level The Nerello Mascalese grapes used for Passorosso come from the Contrade of Malpasso, Guardiola, Santo Spirito, Favazza and Arcuria. In general, the higher Contrade lie on gravel soils with coarser grain, while the lower ones lie on finer and deeper soils composed of older lava flows, now oxidized and reduced to lava dust.
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese
Aging: The wine is aged in large oak barrels for 18 months and then bottled without being filtered.
Tasting notes: bright, crunchy and mineral wine, with notes of citrus and red fruits, which with age tends to lose color and become enriched with aromas of camphor, sandalwood and spices.
Bottle: 750 ml
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