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Contrada Chiappemacine 2015

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APPELLATIONTerre Siciliane IGP
VINTAGE: 2015
GRAPE: Nerello Mascalese
ALCOHOL: 14%
DIMENSION: 75 cl. Bottle
TYPE: Red

 2015 VINTAGE

This is a year of great vitality in the vines, fertilized by a rainy winter, followed by a lot of heat during the summer. The long period of rain during the first days of October weakened the skins, a malignant cloud hung and dripped moisture for weeks. Dew shone on the grapes every morning. The rain brought mold and other problems, so to keep the grapes healthy we went back to the vines after thinning to clean the grapes, bunch by bunch, grain by grain.

We began to harvest the lower vines, where the ripening was more advanced; in this district, we harvested on October 17th. Nerello wines are good, variety, mineral and salty wines. The vintage is not like 2012, nor 2014, but it paints a complete and structured picture of Etna, with a good skeleton, high acidity, and low alcohol.

 

VINIFICATION AND REFINEMENT PAIRINGS AWARDS

Vinification: 15 days in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation: in large oak barrels. Aging: in large oak barrels for about 18 months. Bottling: during the waning moon of April 2017.

To be combined with main courses of red meats. Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C. Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media, 93/100
Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 93/100
Vinibuondi d’Italia: 3 stars
I Vini di Veronelli: 3 stars, 91/100
L’Espresso, The Wines of Italy: # 7 for Sicily
Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses
 

 

 

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