|Grape Variety / Traubensorte||Nerello Mascalese grapes & small quantities of Alicante
|SO2 (Sulphites) Added||nothing at all|
|Soils / Böden||Black volcanic soils|
|Vinification||The Q1000 “Tartaraci” wine is made from organically grown grapes harvested by hand from a single vineyard located in the contrada “Tartaraci”. This contrada is located above the quota mille road which circumnavigates Mt Etna, on the northern face, near the village of Maletto. 70 year old bush vines of Nerello Mascalese and Alicante (Grenache) were harvested on the 19th October 2016 and 100% destemmed by hand into a 1,200 litre qvevri which is buried underground. Fermentation was spontaneously carried out by indigenous yeasts. Upon completion the qvevri was closed and macerated on skins for two months. It was then pressed and placed in a smaller qvevri remaining in the cellar on fine lees until bottling in Septemer 2018 without fining of filtering.
|Bemerkungen||Give it some air after opening!|