Vino di Anna
The grapes for ‘Jeudi 15’ come from a beautiful, 2 hectare property, located in the contrada Monte LaGuardia, at 800 metres altitude, on the northern slopes of Mt Etna. 90 year albarello bush vines of Nerello Mascalese were hand harvested around the middle of October, along with a small percentage (less than 5%) of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante (Grenache).
70% of the grapes were de-stemmed by and into an open, old oak fermenter (30hL). The rest of the grapes were added as whole bunches. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. The fermenting must was in contact with the skins for 15 days during which time it was foot trodden several times.
The fermenting must was then transferred to a stainless steel tank where it underwent malolactic fermentation spontaneously. After 6 months on fine lees it was transferred to a 20hL old oak cask for another 6 months, before bottling in December 2018 without fining or filtration.
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