Ninety-eight terraces surrounded by chestnut and oak forests, biodiversity that determines the character of the wines here. From the young vineyards of the Piano Dario and Sciaranova estates, a Nerello Mascalese that reflects the nature of the territory from which it comes.
This red variety is associated above all with the volcanic soils of Etna, where it has been planted for over a century. A generous strain, yielding as many as 14 kilos per plant, its grapes are used to make both reds and rosés. The clusters are generally conic-cylindrical, often approaching a pyramid shape, and winged; the reddish-grey berries are tightly packed, bloom-covered, and of medium size.