Magma® Rosso, contrada Barbabecchi

Our “Grand Vin” from our Barbabecchi vineyard at 910m. asl. Planted around 1910 and North-North East exposed, capturing the first and cool morning sun rays. This pure Nerello Mascalese from ungrafted old vines makes a profound wine, rich as well as elegant, with character, personality and great finesse and is produced only in great vintages where we achieve phenolic ripeness.

Magma® Rosso, contrada Barbabecchi

Region: Etna, Northern valley
Location: frazione Solicchiata, comune of Castiglione di Sicilia
Vineyard: contrada Barbabecchi
Exposure: North, North-East
Elevation: 870m.-910m. asl
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese 100% (ungrafted)
Average age of vines: 100+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 50 days
Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottle
Fining: No
Filtering: Before bottling with cartridges of 5 micron
Sulphur: values can vary from 15 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.
Annual production: approx. 2.000 bottles
First vintage: 2001
Denomination: DOP Sicilia or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese
Bottle type: Dark burgundy bottle
Available sizes: 750ML, 1500ML, 3000ML (5000ML on special request only)
Recommended stemware: Zalto Burgundy
 
How to recycle: we suggest to re-use rather than recycle wherever possible; obviously without counterfeiting…
Bottle: in glass-recycling;
Closure: Ardeaseal in plastic-recycling; natural cork in organic waste, screw cap in glass-recycling, pouring closure olive oil in plastic recycling
Label: Susucaru in plastic-recycling, MunJebel, Pistemutta and Magma in paper-recycling
Wax cap:  in non-recyclable waste
Case: carton in paper-recycling, wood case  best to be re-used
Palletwood or plastic best to be re-used

 

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