Etna Volcano always reserves cold and snowy periods during the summer season. Frequent rains and some snowfalls, keep temperatures low until spring, then the explosion of the new season brings green vegetation back to the vineyards, which divided into small plots maintained as originally, host even very old plants, in perfect symbiosis with the land. The 2021 saw temperature peaks constantly lowered by the abundant ventilation that characterizes the volcano. Ripening arrived on time in late October, with fresh, healthy grapes, the ultimate expression of Etna’s terroir.
Name of the Wine: Animalucente
Classification: Etna DOC
Production Zone: Etna
Varieties: 85% Carricante, 15% Minnella
Average Age the Vines: Over 60 years
Altitude: 700 metres above sea level
Trellis: Bush System
Production per Hectare: 6000/7000 kilo
Alcohol percentage: 13% vol.
Vinification: Fermentation without skins at a controlled temperature <20°C
Aging: 6 months steel
Bottle aging prior to release: 3 months