A’Culonna Etna Red DOC



  PRODUCER:  Azienda Agricola Faro Giuseppina


  TYPE:  Nerello Mascalese and with some Nerello Cappuccio

  SUB-WINE REGION: Contrada Feudo di Mezzo and Contrada Porcaria


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Additional Information

Weight 1.2 kg

Behind every wine there is a story … ours is this. We are Giuseppe and Valeria from Vini Scirto.
Our company begins with the passion for the vineyard and wine, we have kept and grown grapes since 2010, from vineyards inherited from our grandparents, they are found at Passopisciaro on the slopes of Mount Etna. Our vineyards have been planted since the early 1900s and are located in the districts of “Feudo di Mezzo” and “Porcaria”. The main grape grown is Nerello Mascalese and to a ess extent other varieties such as: Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante, Grecanico and Minnella. We personally take care of our vineyard making sure not to use fertilizers nor pesticides. The harvest is rigorously picked by hand at the 1st week of October. The red wine “A’Culonna“, derived from La Colonna, an historic monument in the centre of Passopisciaro in the form of a three sided carved obelisk indicanting directions: to and from Milazzo, Taormina, Randazzo and Palermo. La Colonna was also the meeting place where peasants stopped for a chat and at the same time sold their wine (amongst those Giuseppe and his grandfather, which derived the white wine “Don Pippinu”). Today we are pleased and proud with the results obtained. This has only fed us with enthusiasm and passion for wine. We are simply the keepers of the traditions learned from the preceding generations, also for the love of this work, and above all of our land.

Type: Etna Red D.O.C.
Varieties: Predominantly Nerello Mascalese with some Nerello Cappuccio.
Harvest Date: October 3, 2010
Zone: Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, contrada Porcaria North Etna, Sicily Altitude: 650 meters a.s.l.
Age of Vineyard: Planted around 1930
Soil type: Black volcanic sand: sub-acidic, skeletal soil, rich in potassium, poor in organic matter.
Size: Just over one hectare (2.5 acres)
Planting Density: 8,000 plants per hectare (3,200 plants per acre) Varieties Planted: Predominantly Nerello Mascalese, with Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante, Grecanico and Minnella.
Treatments: No chemical fertilizers or pesticides. All treatments and harvesting carried out by hand.
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks using only natural yeasts.
Aged: 12 months in large and small used oak casks.
Refinement: in bottle for 6 months. Not filtered or fined. Minimal use of sulfur at bottling.
Production: 4,000 bottles of 750 ml

Color: Ruby red-garnet
Nose: Pomegranate, rhubarb and graphite with hints of tart red fruit
Palate: Persistent tannins, fresh acidity and a rich texture. Red fruit and mineral throughout the long finish
Recommended Food Pairings: Game, braised meats, grilled wild pig