These terraces were planted in 2014 & 2015 to a massal selection of Nerello Mascalese, on their own roots. A small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante and autochthonous white grapes were also planted at the same time in keeping with the tradition of the area.
Both vineyards were harvested separately, destemmed and fermented by indigenous yeasts in a mastellone. The Vigna Jules wine was full of dark cherries and spice, dense and complex with a firm tannin structure. The other vineyard gave a vibrant, crunchy wine, full of red fruit flavours.
Blending the two together gave a harmony and balance and reunited the two properties grown in the same Contrada.
The resultant wine is fragrant, complex, multi-layered. Ripe red fruits with floral notes of orange and jasmine. This wine has a firm acidity and an austere tannin structure.
Vino di Anna Rosso 2014
Only the second time this wine has been made and bottled, the last time was in 2011. 80 yr old bush vines of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio (10%), grown high on the north face of Mt Etna were hand harvested. The bunches of grapes were perfect in 2014 so a 15 hL wooden cask was filled with 100% whole bunches and left to ferment for 6 weeks. The grapes were not manipulated during this time. Once sufficient tannins and flavour had been extracted and the wine was balanced in structure the grapes were pressed. The new wine was aged for 9 months in the same oak cask prior to bottling without fining or filtration.
Fragrant, complex, multi-layered. Ripe red fruits with savoury undertones. Firm acidity and an austere tannin structure.
Vino di Anna Rosso 2011
100% whole bunch Nerello Mascalese was fermented in a 15 hL oak botti for 6 weeks. The wine was basically untouched during this time. Once it was decided that sufficient tannins and flavour had been extracted and the wine was balanced, it was basket pressed. It was then aged for 9 months in the same large oak cask prior to bottling without fining, filtration or addition of SO2.