2020 Pietro Caciorgna Ciauria Etna Rosso

2020 Pietro Caciorgna Ciauria Etna Rosso

2020 Pietro Caciorgna Ciauria Etna Rosso

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Paolo Caciorgna is a renowned oenologist having worked in some of the greatest names in Tuscan viticulture. Along with consulting to many Italian wine producers he has his own label, Pietro Caciorgna named in dedication to his Father Pietro and producing some of the most exciting wines of this region.
Paolo acquired plots of ancient ungrafted vines in the Contrada Marchesa. The high altitude of the vineyards and volcanic soil meant they could withstand Phylloxera that devastated 90% of vines across Europe in the late 19th century. The same conditions enable low intervention in the vineyard and Paolo only uses small amounts of copper and sulphur. The cultivation of vineyards, which are located between 700 and 800 meters, is entrusted to experienced people in the area. The land in this area is magical. The volcanic ash soil with traces of sand is rich in minerals, which gives the grapes aromatic finesse and silky, velvety tannins.

This wine is produced from 100% Nerello Mascalese from old vines (circa 70-110 years) and in the most prestigious area of the Etna DOC. The Ciauria has been fermented in stainless steel and has undergone malolactic conversion, with a further six months in second use French oak barrels and having had at least six months in bottle before release. 

Tasting Note:
This is a complex wine from a wonderful wine producing region. The nose is driven by bright and wild red fruit merging into morello cherries, and local dried herbs, five spice and volcanic ash. This finishes with juicy red fruits, notes of citrus, tobacco, cooking spices and herbs, with firm but pleasurable tannins.

This is a Dry, Medium bodied wine with High acidity and Medium+ tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Nerello Mascalese

Country:

Italy

Abv:

13.0%

Vintage:

2020

Region:

Sicily

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

French Oak

Appellation:

Mount Etna

Style (R/S):

Dry (<3g/l)

Aged Before Release:

6 Months in Second Use French Oak

Farming:

Organic / Biodynamic

Drinkability:

Drink Now or Cellar 5/10 Years