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Ayunta (Organic)

Region: Italy

White Wine
2018 Nerello Mascalese Bianco, Terre Siciliane
2016 Etna DOC, Piante Sparse

Red Wine
2016 Etna DOC, Navigabile
2018 Nerello Mascalese Rosso, Terre Siciliane

2018 Nerello Mascalese Rosato, Terre Siciliane

Filippo Ayunta and his family farm 2.8 hectares of very old vines on the northeastern slopes of Mt. Etna, an active volcano. The weather extremes in these high-elevation (700 meters) locations are well known and can involve long droughts punctuated by hail and everything in between. These volcanic soils nourish indigenous varietals that were co-planted to several varietals over the last centuries, and are part of an intriguing genetic patrimony that is unique to this location.

The reds are mostly Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio and the whites mostly Carricante and Catarratto however there are many other lesser know varietals mixed in. No chemicals are used in the vineyards and all of the work is done by hand. Weeding is done by bringing in the sheep of a local shepard...This is truly artisanal winegrowing. The barrels used are large and made of chestnut, cherry and oak woods and the wines are aged long enough for non-filtered bottling. Only native yeasts are used in the wine-making and minimal sulfur levels are respected.

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