Famiglia Statella,

Pettinociarelle Rosso

Nerello Cappuccio,Nerello Mascalese,
Sicily,Italy,
2018
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    £50.49

    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Calogero Statella has been the oenologist of Tenuta delle Terre Nere since 2008, there’s some street cred! Cal established himself as a brilliant student at the prestigious enology school in San Michele all’Adige, and then went on to the University of Milan to study viticulture. Under the tutelage of Attilio Scienza, the head of the department and the foremost expert on viticulture, Cal wrote his thesis and graduated at the top of his class in 2001. The Italian wine giant Mezzacorona immediately plucked up Cal after graduation—but that wasn’t before he had spent a harvest working for a man who became one of his closest friends and confidants, Elio Altare. It was his internship with Altare in 2000 that introduced Cal to not only Marco de Grazia, for whom he would eventually work, but also to his next great passion: the wines and vignerons of the Cote d’Or, where he travels at least once a year to taste and meet with winemaking friends. In 2007, after working for Mezzacorona to oversee their Sicilian operation, Feudo Arancio (production of 20 million bottles per year!), Cal left to work for Marco at Terre Nere. A happier marriage has never been seen! With Cal’s help, the already high quality of Terre Nere went soaring, and after nearly a decade of crafting wines with Marco de Grazia, Calogero was able to realize his dream of having his own vineyard.

    Category: SKU: 635440afdfc3
    In The Cellar
    Traditional red vinification with punching down of the cap. Maceration with the skins for 10-15 days. The wine matures in French oak tonneaux of second and third use for 10 months.

    In The Vineyard
    Pettinocciarelle is located in the Solicchiata township at 765 meters above sea level with a soil that is often compared to the Guardiola cru: it’s quite sandy, so the aromatics of Cal’s wines are really off the charts. The vines are 15 years old, and have always been farmed organically, so from the very first vintage the wine carries the label “MADE WITH ORGANIC GRAPES.”
    Made with organically farmed grapes, this fragrant red has alluring scents of wild red berry, violet, Mediterranean scrub and moist soil. On the vibrant palate, bright acidity accompanies juicy red cherry, dark spice and saline mineral notes alongside lithe tannins. Drink through 2026.
    Alcohol:14