This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from a partly ungrafted vineyard Campo Re, situated at the far Western side in the valley floor, at the entrance of Randazzo. The vineyard altitude is 735m. asl and is characterized by deep soil which, in humid vintages creates major difficulties to obtain ripe fruit. The wines are profound and tannic, and more backward and Nebbiolo-ish compared to the other crus.
Average age of vines: 70+ years
Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 50 daysAging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottle
Annual production: approx. 2.000 bottles
Nerello Mascalese 100%