Countryside Caselle, on the eastern side of Etna, commune of Milo (Ct) and countryside
Cavaliere, on the southern side of Etna, commune of Santa Maria
di Licodia (Ct).
900 and 1000 m asl
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.
100%, grown as alberello (free standing bush). This
indigenous vine is cultivated only on Etna. Its name seems
to be attributed by the vine-growers of Viagrande because
of its characteristics of allowing a good, constant production
over the years. The bunches, at ripeness are of average length,
usually scattered; the grape is medium-sized with very pruinose
skin and a green-yellowish color.
The pulp is juicy and the taste is simple and sweet.
6,000 and 8,000 vinestocks per hectare.
35 and 50 years.
the grapes at late ripening, 3rd decade of October, intact are softly pressed.
The fermentation process is at a temperature of 18-20°C in steels vats.
The wine is left to mature for a certain period of time in tanks before
being placed in bottles.