Feudo Pignatone Davanti Casa

Nerello Mascalese

Feudo Pignatone Rosso Davanti Casa is created from a selection of Nerello Mascalese grapes from ancient vines grown organically on the contrada (an ancient estate usually aligning with an historic lava flow) of the same name in the municipality of Randazzo on the northern slope of Mount Etna at an altitude of approximately 700 metres. The grapes used for Feudo Pignatone Rosso Davanti Casa come from hundred-year-old vines. The bunches are meticulously selected in the vineyard, followed by the separate vinification of every single parcel so as to produce a wine reflecting the identity of the terroir and the contrada. A wine full of energy, with a rare elegance and finesse, and excellent scope for development over time.

Appellation :

Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Feudo Pignatone

Variety :

100% Nerello Mascalese

Age of the vines :

approximately 100 years

Altitude :

700 m above sea level

Date of harvest :

28 October 2019

Yield per vine :

approximately 800 grams per vine on average

Fermentation :

spontaneous, using yeasts naturally present on the grapes

Vinification :

the grapes were picked by hand then vinified in small open vessels with around 35% of the bunches left whole. Skin contact over 15 days with daily punch-downs.

Ageing :

approximately 10 months in new wood barrels

Appellation :

Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Feudo Pignatone

Bottling :

24 September 2021

Bottles produced :

1,060 75 cl bottles

Climate during vintage 2020

The 2020 vintage began with a relatively arid, cold winter and spring that delayed the growing cycle by approximately one week. There were no significant rainfall events until June, and only in July did we see abundant rains that led to perfect development of the bunches. Fine weather continued in August, whereas September saw abundant rains that in many cases required significant decision-making in the vineyard in order to guarantee the quality of the wines. October, meanwhile, saw a period of warm, sunny days that continued until harvest on 27-28 October 2020.