Feudo Pignatone Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

Feudo Pignatone Rosso is created from a selection of Nerello Mascalese grapes 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 in Feudo Pignatone Rosso come from vines between 30 and 100 years old. A meticulous selection is carried out in the vineyard and subsequently through the separate vinification of every single parcel so as to produce a wine of rare elegance and finesse, with a mineral imprint that unmistakeably expresses the terroir.

Appellation :

Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Feudo Pignatone

Variety :

100% Nerello Mascalese

Age of the vines :

30 to 100 years old

Altitude :

700 m above sea level

Date of harvest :

27 October 2020

Yield per vine :

approximately 900 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 30% of the bunches left whole. Skin contact for 13 days with daily punch-downs.

Ageing :

in a mixture of new and used wood casks for 10 months

Appellation :

Etna Rosso Doc Contrada Feudo Pignatone

Bottling :

24 September 2020

Bottles produced :

3,660 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.