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2004 - Calabretta Nerello Mascalese Vigne Vecchie

  • Sub Region

    Sicilia IGT
  • Region

    Sicily
  • Size

    750 mL
  • Country

    Italy
  • ABV

    13.5%
  • Varietal(s)

    ,
library code: 80053

Description

"Massimiliano Calabretta holds more in common with some of the stalwarts of traditional Barolo production than he does with most of his fellow Etna producers. He ages his wine in large neutral oak botti and holds his wine back for years in bottle before release. There are no recipes but some vintages age for as long as 12 (between cask and bottle) years in the cellar before release! Comes from a seven hectare vineyard on the slopes of Mount Etna. Average age of the vineyards is between 60-80 years with some plants over 100 years old, some ungrafted -- on original root stock. A blend of nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccio. " -Importer