Nerello Mascalese

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: Ruby Red
Bouquet: Blackcurrant,cherry and spices
Flavour: fresh,fine balanced and rich


Production Area: Etna
Vineyards in Ha: 50
Exposition: North
Altitude:700-800 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Vulcanic
Planting density for hectare: 5000 plantes
Training system: Spurred cordon
Ql. Grapes/ha: 70-80about
Yield for hectare: 75% about
Harvest period: October/November
Climate: Hot-humid


Maceration of skins in days: 30
Fermentation equipment: Steel fermenters
Duration of fermentation in days: 10-15
Fermentation temperature in C°: 22-24
Malolactic fermentation: yes


Wood ageing:3 months in oak barrels
Bottle ageing:3 months
Type of wood: oak from Slavonia


Glass bottles: 0,75l
N° of bottles in box: 6

Serving suggestion

All types of meats,games,cold cut and cheeses

Alcohol content: 13-14 % Vol

Linea Basalto

Volcanic soils are among the best for the production of high quality wines because they are able to express a complexity and a sapidity thanks to the wealth of phosphorus, magnesium and potassium of the soils, which are transferred to the wines giving minerality and acidity. Between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro, a land of basalt, born a unique wines that have given life to the Basalt Line.
Nerello Mascalese 100%, Catarratto 100%