IGT Terre Siciliane Pirrera 2014

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Acosta, Eduardo Torres

The 2014 Pirrera comes from a single contrada on Mount Etna located at 850 meters in altitude. The name of the vineyard, Pirrera, stems from the presence of volcanic stones which were extracted from a quarry during a lava flow in 1614. The vineyard had been largely abandoned and is slowly being restored by Eduardo. Lighter and fresher than the Versante Nord due to the higher attitude, this is a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% local varieties from vines of 50 plus years old. The wine is made via spontaneous fermentation in cement tanks with 15 days on the skins and no temperature control then aged 16 months in 25hl Slavonian oak botte. No more than 20mg total of SO2 added at bottling. This is a lighter and fresher version of Nerello Mascalese.

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