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Producer: Ayunta (Organic)
Region: Italy
Wine: 2012 Etna DOC Parossisimo

100% Nerello Mascalese

Parossismo has two meanings in Italian. 1) An outburst of extreme emotion. 2) an extremely violent volcanic eruption. This special wine is produced from a single varietal from a small, steep, incredibly rocky site on the slopes of Mount Etna called Calderara Sottana. The extremely warm temperatures experienced here due to the dark, rocky volcanic soil bring out some of the most intense flavors and structure imaginable. These ancient vines, planted using traditional massal selection techniques are farmed entirely by hand.

The resulting wine is fermented in open vats using only indigenous yeasts for 21 days and then aged for 24 months in large wood ovals and older French oak barrels. 1248 bottles were produced.

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