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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Etna Rosso DOC “I Nove Fratelli”
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio 120 years Volcanic 1.7 ha total
Etna Rosato DOC “Super Luna”
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio 120 years Volcanic 1.7 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Etna Rosso DOC “I Nove Fratelli”:

• Hand harvested, grapes sorted in the vineyard

• Grapes crushed by foot, fed into tank by gravity

• Tanks for fermentation are made from volcanic rocks covered in cement

• Fermentation with indigenous yeasts lasts 20 days

• Regular punchdowns at beginning of fermentation, punchdowns end when fermentation is fully going

• Wine is aged in 500L, old, oak barrels for 15 months


Etna Rosato DOC “Super Luna”:

• Hand harvested, grapes sorted in the vineyard, de-stemmed
• Grapes are directly pressed and fermented in 500-L old oak barrels
• Undergoes malolactic fermentation

Liquore Nocino:
• Walnuts sourced from the domanie’s orchard, on Mount Etna
• As is often the tradition with harvesting walnuts for Nocino, the walnuts are harvested on San Giovanni’s Day, June 24th, in Italy. Click here for a more in-depth history of the traditions and history of Nocino.
• Chopped, green walnuts are added to 100% pure corn alcohol from an Italian distillery and are macerated for 60 days with cloves. No sweetener, like sugar, is added during the process.
• After 60 days, Nocino is removed from the walnuts and cloves, and then continues to age in tank. During this time, local white wine and purified water are added to balance out taste and alcohol percentage (35%).
• Nocino ages in tank until bottling, the year following the June harvest. Nocino ages and develops in bottle for many years.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Appellation(s)
Etna Rosso
Producer
Federica Turillo and Cesare Fulvio
Founded
2005
Annual Production
350 cases
Farming
Organic (certified), Biodynamic (practicing)
Website
http://www.masseriadelpino.it
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