At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna: the red grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and white grapes Carricante and Catarratto. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest.
BLEND: 100% NERELLO MASCALESE
SUB-APPELLATION: PASSOPISCIARO, CATANIA
FERMENTATION VESSEL: CONCRETE VAT
VINIFICATION METHOD: GENTLE PRESSING, NO SKIN MACERATION
LENGTH OF TIME IN BOTTLE BEFORE RELEASE: 6 MONTHS