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Italy, Sicily, Etna Rosso DOC
Early on it did not seem as if any of Pietro Caciorgna’s children would take up his passion for running the modest farm, but renowned enologist, Paolo Caciogna, returned recently to his home turf as a now famous winemaker with international experience, and built a small jewel of a winery. This new Tuscan estate in the lesser known Casole DOC appellation, established by Paolo Caciorgna himself, is named after his father, Pietro Caciorgna, an immigrant from the Marche in the 1950’s. Paolo’s passion is two fold – he also owns a small vineyard operation on the slopes of the Etna in Sicily. Two wines are made here from 80+ year old vines, and these wines show Paolo’s ability to embrace the world, not only the family traditions.
Tuscany: 2.2 ha vineyard Osteria delle Macchie at 250 m, south/southeast facing, mostly sand mixed with limestone and clay, mineral rich with calcium and magnesium. Etna: North/northeast exposure, soils are black porous volcanic ash with traces of sand, rich in minerals. 750 m altitude
Black soil with deep porous volcanic ash and traces of sand, rich in minerals
Alberello training system
Yield: 6000 kilo per hectare
Planting Density: 8000 vines per hectare
Vinification: Stainless steel
Extraction: Punch down
Maceration: 2 days at 10 degrees Celcius, 6 days at 28-30 degrees celcius
Malolactic Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel
10 months in second use French barrique, 3 months bottle