San Lorenzo is a single vineyard wine from a contrada in Randazzo. It sits 750-780 meters above sea level and the vines are now over 80 years old. The entire vineyard is around 8 hectares but only the oldest 1 hectare parcel of vines is selected for the single contrada bottling. The rest is used for A Rina and the Rosato.
The wine is almost entirely Nerello Mascalese but also have very small amounts of Nerello Cappuccio since the varieties are co-planted.
San Lorenzo is fermented in a combination of formats - 2,600 liter barrels, cement, and vat.
Region: Sicily, Italy
Appellation: Etna Rosso DOC
Grapes: 94% Nerello Mascalese, 6% Nerello Cappuccio
Farming: Certified Organic
Age of vines: Planted between 1920 and 1940
Altitude & Soil Type: 765 M, volcanic
Typical Harvest Time: October 15-30
Maceration & Fermentation: 20 days maceration, controlled low temperature fermentation in steel and plastic tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in 2,500 L barrel and used barriques Finishing: Filtered with 10 micron mesh filter Production: 4,700 bottles annually