The annual production of this boutique wine estate from Etna is just 9,000 bottles. At an altitude of 950 metres above sea level, the one and a half hectares of vines, divided into eight tiny plots, have been gradually bought up by the well-known oenologist. The area is planted with Nerello Mascale vines, which have been spared from phylloxera and make their way through the lava-covered terraces.
The single vines, which are on average 80 to 100 years old, are cultivated in the traditional, low-bush Alberello style, to which the wine also owes its name. Alberelli di Giodo is of extreme elegance and spiciness and represents to a remarkable degree the minerality and finesse typical of its volcanic area. SUPERIORE.DE
"The purity of fruit is all here with strawberry, lemon-peel and floral undertones. Goes to cranberries. It’s medium -bodied with firm tannins and a bright, vivid and linear finish that keeps your palate clean." James Sucklingread more
- Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
- Cultivation: conventional
- Expansion: 12 months 500/700l wooden barrel
- Development: wooden barrel
- Filtration: no
- Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
- Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
- Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
- Sulfite: 68 mg/l
- ph-Value: 3,40
- Closure: natural cork
- Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
- Storage Potential: 2029+
- Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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Whoever knows his Brunello knows that Carlo Ferrini leaves nothing to chance when it comes to wine quality. This is partly because the Sangiovese grape variety was his first great love. As a flying-winemaker, Ferrini has been advising the most successful wineries in Italy for 20 years and on his travels he discovered a place that makes every winemaker's heart beat a little faster. The oenologist simply could not resist the fascination of a handful of perfectly situated, rootless vineyard sites on the volcano Etna.
Carlo Ferrini found his second great love in Sicily, the Nerello Mascalese. He tells enthusiastically: "Of course you fall in love with Etna! And when you come across 80 to 100 year old vines that produce perhaps two grape handles per plant, the curiosity about the final product becomes irresistible". It was his fascination that gave the decisive impetus for Alberelli di Giodo: Carlo's latest project, an Etna wine that expresses the unique geographical origin and meets his high quality standards from start to finish.
At an altitude of 950 metres above sea level, the one and a half hectares of vines, divided into eight tiny plots of land, have been gradually bought up by the renowned oenologist. The area is planted with Nerello Mascale vines, which have been spared from phylloxera phylloxera and make their way through the lava-covered terraces. The single vines, which are on average 80 to 100 years old, are cultivated in the traditional, low-bush Alberello style, from which the wine takes its name.
Ferrini is certain that the growing conditions are unique: The northern exposure to the sun, the altitude, the old vines and the black pumice soil of the volcano make it possible to bring unique structure and fruit to the glass, thus revealing Ferrini's oenological experience. Together with his daughter Bianca, the winemaker has been working since the first harvest in 2016 to fully exploit the expressive potential of the old vines in this unique area.
The grapes harvested are witnesses to the heroic viticulture culture of the Etna, as everything in the vineyard is done by hand. The yield is very low and vinification takes place in open steel tanks with short periods of maceration. The varietal Nerello Mascalese then matures for 12 months in French oak barrels of five hectolitres. The result is a wine of extreme elegance and spiciness, with a remarkable minerality typical of its volcanic region.
The almost hypnotic fascination emanating from Etna enchants every wine lover, but only an experienced oenologist like Carlo Ferrini knows how to transform these unique yields into balanced and long-lasting bottles. "I don't want to produce the best wine in the world, but a wine that gives great pleasure to those who drink it," he says in conversation. Since the production only comprises 9,000 bottles, the wine is sold out quickly every year. SUPERIORE.DE
- Year of foundation: 2016
- Owner & Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini
- Annual production: approx. 9.000 bottles
- Vineyard area: approx. 1.5 hectares
- Near-natural cultivation