Vini Scirto


On the northern slopes of Sicily’s epic volcano Etna, Giuseppe Scirto and Valeria Franco tend 4 hectares of vines at 600-1,000 meters above sea level. Carricante, nerello mascalese, and nerello cappuccio planted between 1900 and 1930 in black volcanic sand and pumice soils work a slow magic. Working organically in the vineyards and with radical minimalism in the cellar, they bring forth wild and lively wines; guided by their own intuition, the teachings of Giuseppe’s grandfather, and a primal respect for their untamable terroir.

Vini Scirto 2019 "All`Antica" Nerello Mascalese IGT

The "All'Antica" introduces a rosato to the offerings at Scirto, but one that is not made up of a collection of lesser harvests at their sites for Don Pippinu or A'Culonna, but one that is selected as equally by its distinctive terroir as the others. The wine is a blend of approximately 85% Nerello Mascalese and 15% Nerello Cappuccio grown in the contrada Pirao, at 1000m above sea level, in Randazzo. The vines here are young for Scirto, they are a mere 60 years old, on average, making this site their ideal selection for an expressive and pretty hue of Nerello that still retains a touch of 'nerbo'. This rosato is made by way of salasso, after a mere 12 hours on the skins, lending an elegant expression resonating all the volcanic terroir's beautiful top notes. Native yeast ferment, as always; no fining or filtration or gadgetry tricks. Just pure and full of the intangible and word-defiable qualities we're all really looking for in a bottle of wine.

  • 2019
  • Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
  • IGT
  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Terre Siciliane
  • Practicing Organic
  • Black volcanic sand and pumice
  • 10 months stainless steel
  • Open top fermenter, 12 hours on the skins
  • 750 ml

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