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A robust and complex Sicilian red untrained bush vines planted on the slopes of Mount Etna. Bentivegna is practicing traditional winemaking techniques like would have been used centuries ago, including aging his reds in chestnut wood barrels. All organically grown grapes consisting of 80% Nerello Mascalese, 10% complimentary variety Nerello Cappuccio and the rest a field blend of other native vines. Native yeasts for the fermentation and only a very minimal sulfur if any added at bottling if deemed necessary.
From the mouth of the importer (Weygandt- Metzler):
"A vineyard of 40 year old bush vines located in the Village of Passopisciaro, Etna north, in the Contrada Porcaria overlooking Etna and the valley of river Alcantara at 700 meters above sea level. Meaning anathema in Italian, the name of this wine refers to the winemaker’s rejection of French oak for aging and the embracing of chestnut wood, traditional to Mt. Etna. Spontaneous fermentation with 8 day skin maceration. Aged 14 months in large chesnut casks. Unfined, unfiltered."