Contrada Sciaranuova is located at 850 m (2,800 ft) above sea level on Mount Etna. In Sicilian, “sciara nuova” means “new lava flow.” The vines here are planted on relatively new lava flow from the 1600s that has turned into thick gravel. The wines produced from this site are bright, aromatic, and have a rich taste of fermented hay and a dusty herbal quality. They own 1 hectare of this tiny cru and produce about 2,000 bottles annually of Contrada S.
Passopisciaro Contrada S
Passopisciaro produces six different bottlings of Nerello Mascalese, the native grape to Mt. Etna, in order to showcase the profound differences in the terroir – lava flow, aspect, and altitude – of the various Contrade that they work with. The vines are all between 70-100 years old
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