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A benchmark among the great wines of Sicily, the family Tasca Conti d’Almerita estate has developed exceptional Italian wines for eight generations. The estate is made up of 5 properties, including Tenuta Tascante since 2007. Located on the foothills of Europe’s highest volcano, Tasca Conti d’Almerita – Tenuta Tascante holds onto the individuality of its terroir, of which the volcanic soil participates in the unique signature of these Etna wines.
Ghiaia Nera 2020 de Tasca Conti d'Almerita - Tenuta Tascante is a wine from Etna developed from vineyards placed at 600 metres of altitude on the northern slopes of the famous volcano. The vines are planted on terraces surrounded by chestnut and oak trees on volcanic sediments in an area rich in biodiversity.
The 2020 vintage in Sicily was characterised by a dry, hot spring followed by a cool, rainy summer. The harvests took place between 14 and 30 October.
Winemaking and ageing
Traditional fermentation at temperatures between 25 and 30°C inclusive over six days. Malolactic fermentation entirely carried out followed by ageing in big Slavonic oak casks of 25 Hl over 12 months.
Nerello mascalese (100%)
A pure and authentic expression of its volcanic terroir, this wine entices with its supple tannins and refreshing liveliness.
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