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Masseria Del Pino, I Nove Fratelli, 2019

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Black Cherry, Balsamic, Tar, 

Italy / Red /Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio/ Organic, Biodynamic




Masseria Del Pino


Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio

Wine Type





VDT, Sicily







Made from 120 to 140yo vines on the ancient terraces of a north facing clos at 800m altitude above Randazzo. Working organically and tending the vines meticulously, Cesare and Federica bring in a minute yield into their winery. An open-air fermentation begins then it’s not touched bar keeping the cap moist for the rest of the cuvaison, after which the wine is decanted off into one 300ltr and five 600ltr barrels. The wine then remains until bottling after partial filtration 16 months later.

Notes on the producer

Federica and Cesare left their life in Catania in 2005 (where she worked as an archery teacher and he as an airline pilot) in search of a simple, peaceful, hard-working lifestyle and purchased this tiny, unique 1.7ha clos planted with 120-140yo vines in the Contrada del Pino.

Located on the slopes of Mount Etna at 800m, uphill from Randazzo, this is the highest altitude at which nerello mascalese and cappucio can reliably and consistently ripen. They also have 400 ancient olive trees (from which they produce three exceptional olive oils from the san benedetto, coratina and brandofino cultivars), chestnut and oak trees, a vegetable garden, sheep, dogs, chicken... Among the vines you also find many fruit trees – cherry, pear, plum, fig, peach, apple. This is Etna in all its pastoral serenity with the sight, scents and sounds of the volcano to stimulate the senses. 

Viticulture here eschews herbicides, fungicides, pesticides but they don't follow any prescribed rules. The health of the vineyard is paramount. Another important thing to note is that 90% of the vines are planted on their own rather than being grafted onto American rootstock. 


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