Contrada S

  • Passopisciaro
  • Sicilia, Italy

Method & Production

Contrada Sciaranuova is a single vineyard plot, planted with 70-100-year-old Nerello Mascalese vines, at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level, on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. In Sicilian, “sciara nuova” means “new lava flow.” The vines here are planted on relatively new lava flow from the 1600s that has turned into thick gravel. The grapes are carefully selected and hand-harvested at the end of October/early November. The wines undergo a quick fermentation in stainless steel vats, followed by malolactic and 18 months aging in large oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Elegant and deep, small red fruits, cherries, liquorice, black pepper, and spice. Structured, full-bodied, expressive, very fresh and mineral, with dense, well-integrated tannins

Food matching

Game dishes and aged cheeses.