Classification: DOC
Area of production: Northern slopes of Etna, Contrada Rampante, area “Barbagalli”, Solicchiata.
Altitudine: 950 m.a.s.l.
Grape variety: Nerello Mascalese.
Soil: Stony, light sandy loam.
Growing method: Pre-phylloxera bush (albarello) of 80-100 years old.
Harvest: Third ten days of October
Vinification: Manual picking of the grapes, soft pressing. Maceration on the skins for 18 days in concrete tanks.
Aging: 20 months in French oak tonneaux. Natural malolactic fermentation.