“Alberelli di Giodo” Sicilia DOC

Bottle Size: 750 mL

  • Vintage 2016
  • Producer
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicilia DOC
  • Alcohol 14%
  • Composition:
    100% Nerello Mascalese
  • Winemaker Notes Carlo Ferrini, who has been visiting Sicily as a winemaker for over 15 years, could not resist falling under the fascination of Mount Etna and its main grape variety, Nerello Mascalese. Such was the beginning of Alberelli di Giodo, a wine whose first vintage was 2016. The vineyard is little more than a hectare, growing at 950 metres on the volcano’s slopes, extraordinary pre-phylloxera vines 80-100 years old that are trained to the traditional low-bush alberello style.

    The elevation and northern aspect are ideal for Nerello Mascalese, and the black, pomace-rich soils yield wines with utterly distinctive body and fruit. Alberelli di Giodo matures 12 months in small 5-hl French oak casks. The result is a wine of extreme refinement that displays to a remarkable degree the minerality classic to its volcano growing-area. On its label too is the grape-variety figure, but here he represents Nerello Mascalese, and on Etna’s summit he holds up by himself the world, because he interprets, undiluted, the vineyards of Etna.
  • Tasting Notes "From celebrated winemaker Carlo Ferrini, the Alberelli di Giodo 2016 Sicilia Nerello Mascalese marks a beautiful inaugural performance for what promises to be a name to watch on Etna. This wine shows power and depth with radiant fruit tones. Wild raspberry and cassis segue to tar, smoke and crushed volcanic stone. The wine shows some of the leanness that is characteristic of this vintage, yet it also delivers enough drive and power to maintain high and exciting momentum. Congratulations, Carlo." Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
  • Press 94+ points Wine Advocate

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  • Vineyard
    • Vineyard Surface: 1.5 hectares
    • Age of Vines: 80 years
    • Altitude: 950 MASL
    • Exposure: North
    • Soil: Volcanic
  • Vinification
    • Fermentation: 7 days in steel and cement tanks and 20 days of skin contact
    • Aging: about 12 months in wooden barrels
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • Total Acidity: 6.20 g/L
    • Production: 6,000 bottles/year
  • Viticulture Vine training systems: Alberello

    Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

    Yield per Hectare: 50 quintals/ha
 

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