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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
IGT Terre Siciliane “Lato Sud” Bianco
70% Carricante, 30% Catarratto, *Very small percentages of Minnella, Grecanico, Terribile, Inzolia, Coda di Volpe 40 to 100 years Volcanic 1.4 ha total
IGT Terre Siciliane “Lato Sud” Rosso
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio 40 to 100 years Volcanic 1.4 ha total
IGT Terre Siciliane Grenache “Vigna degli Architetti” Rosso
Grenache, small percentages of Grenache Blanc, Carricante, Nerello Mascalese 45 years average Clay, limestone, basalt .5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

IGT Terre Siciliane “Lato Sud” Bianco:
• Grapes hand-harvested
• 2017 vintage fermented 3 days on the skins in amphora with indigenous yeasts
• Complete malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
• Aged 9 months in stainless steel
• Unfined and unfiltered
• Aged 4 months in bottle before release

IGT Terre Siciliane “Lato Sud” Rosso:
• Grapes hand-harvested
• Fermented 7 days in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
• Aged 9 months in stainless steel
• Unfined and unfiltered
• Aged 4 months in bottle before release

IGT Terre Siciliane Grenache “Vigna degli Architetti” Rosso:
• Grapes hand-harvested
• 80% of grapes are de-stemmed before fermentation in tank for 2 weeks
• Daily pumpovers
• Grapes are fermented separately
• Malolactic fermentation in tank
• Aged 2 years in old oak barrels
• The name means, “Vineyard of Architects.” Friends of the owner of the vineyard recommended he plant this parcel with Grenache.
• The Grenache vineyard is located in the Biancavilla zone at an elevation of 800 meters. The Carricante and Nerello Mascalese comes from Monte Ilice contrada.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Appellation(s)
IGT Terre Siciliane
Producer
Mauro Cutuli, Mariangela Prestifilippo
Founded
2016
Annual Production
340 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing)
Website
http://www.oliogrottafumata.it/
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