It is the second harvest from our Tascante estates on the Etna volcano. It is an ageless vine-growing passion made of volcanic black soil, dry lava stone walls and surrounded by the great biodiversity in the chestnut trees and oak forests often interrupted by "sciare" (lava flows) rich of musk and lichens, where man's hands can make more than any modern tractor. Made from Nerello Mascalese grapes cultivated on the north slopes of the volcano.
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.