Ayunta - Navigabile Etna Rosso 2016
90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello
Etna, Sicily, Italy
Imported by Coeur
From the importer-
Organic. 90% nerello mascalese, 10% nerello cappuccio. Volcanic soils. Altitude- 650 m on average. Sourced from the northern slopes of Etna around the town of Randazzo. Open top fermentation with ambient yeast and macerated for 18 days. The wine is then aged in 5 to 10 hectoliter barrels, a mix of cherry and oak for 14 months before bottling. 330 cases produced.
This is Ayunta, a family owned, little grape farm & winery, running 2,8 hectares of old vineyards at almost 700 meters above the sea level on the northern slopes of the Mount Etna in Sicily, close to the little village of Randazzo, about one our driving north the city of Catania.
Our focus is to produce wines with the best personality of the terroir and the indigenous grapes from Mount Etna. We work manually in the vineyards, using no chemicals and winemaking in artisan way only the best grapes. In our wines we look for elegance, balance and freshness, to report the pure taste of the terroir and all the differences of every vintages in every single vineyards.
Our winemaking protocol is very easy: only grapes and only time.
We release our wines only once ready.