CLASSIFICATION: SICILIA – Indicazione Geografica Tipica.
PRODUCTION AREA: village of Faro Superiore – Messina, Sicily North – Eastern.
ALTITUDE: 250 – 300 metres above sea level
VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera.
AGE OF THE VINEYARD: 10 to 80 years.
FARM SYSTEM: The oldest vines are 80 years old and planted in Alberello style, the younger are 10 years old, trained in espalier system.
DENSITY OF PLANTING: 5000 vines / hectare.
SOIL TYPE: medium mixture characterized by layers of clay and tuff calcrete.
FARMING METHOD: organic substances, such as green manure of legume are annually introduced into the soil; careful early pruning is carried out to possibly avoid or decrease antiparasitic treatment based on low doses of copper and sulphur; excess bunches of grapes are thinned out where necessary.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 60 Q.li
HARVEST: manual harvesting of the grapes at the end of September.
WINE-MAKING: maceration on the skins for about 12 hours.
PRODUCTION: 6 mesi in acciaio.
PRODUZIONE: about 4000 bottles.