Nerello Mascalese 'Vigne Vecchie ' Calabretta


 Nerello  Mascalese

  'Vigne Vecchie ' Calabretta

Sicily is now one of the best known and most celebrated

Italian wine regions. Different territories, all very

suitable for the production of quality wine. For these

characteristics, there are many indigenous vines that give

prestige to this splendid region. Among the oldest wines, we

certainly mention Marsala, produced with the local Inzolia

and Grillo grapes, Passito di Pantelleria and the Malvasia

delle Lipari.Among the red grapes, we certainly mention Nero

d'Avola, with its spicy varietal notes. The tannic and longlived

Nerello Mascalese, native to Etna and Frappato. Among

the white grapes are Grillo and Inzolia, Cataratto , Zibibbo

and Carricante.

Massimiliano Calabretta, winemaker from Randazzo, a

municipality located in the heart of the most famous volcano

in Italy, has very clear ideas about his territory,

practicing non-invasive agriculture.

The red "Vigne Vecchie" is produced from grapes of Nerello

Mascalese in purity, coming from vines of about 80 years of

age. An absolutely artisanal production, both in numbers and

in production methods. Spontaneous fermentation therefore,

and maceration of the must for 5 days in contact with the

skins with subsequent malolactic fermentation. The refinement

of the liquid takes place in 70 hl oak barrels for about 5

years with alternation to the passage in steel.

The Nerello "Vigne Vecchie" descends into the glass with a

dark ruby red color, of great intensity. Scent intense and

persistent notes of red fruit in alcohol, ethereal hints,

cinnamon, licorice, balsamic and mineral puffs. The sip is

tight and powerful, freshness with integrated tannins and

very long persistence.

Guida dei vini

I greci hanno portato la vite nella penisola italiana che hanno chiamato Enotria ossia "paese del vino". I romani la diffusero nell'Impero,facendo dell'Italia uno dei luoghi cardine di questa cultura.

Si parla appunto di cultura del vino perché le varie pratiche vitivinicole hanno dato al vino significato sociale simbolico e religioso.Quando degustiamo un vino,siamo condizionati anche fattori culturali, ambientali e di stile di vita.In Italia e nell'area Mediterranea il vino assume un valore sacrale nella liturgia cristiana.

Il vino può raccontare la storia, la cultura nelle sue diverse espressioni.In un sorso di vino c’è il lavoro in vigna e in cantina.

Italy is home of a huge array of wines, regions,
grapevarieties and wine styles. From the misty, lush rolling hills ofthe north to the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany, Umbria, theMarche and Abruzzo, to the southern lands of Puglia,Calabria and Basilicata, while not forgetting the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Italy's vineyards are home to more than 2,000 grape varieties, many of which are on the
brink of extinction. The safest and best-known Italiangrapes are Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and Pinot
Grigio.When we think of Italian wine two words spring to mind: diversity and tradition. It’s important to understand
something of the history of excellence from Italy's unique terroirs.

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