Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy

Proprietor: Anna Martens and Eric Narioo
Year of Establishment: 2010
Size of Estate: 4.5 Hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 20,000

Website: www.vinodianna.com

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Importer: Patrick Sullivan, patrick@patricksullivan.com.au


Vino di Anna is a small 4.5 Ha property owned and run by Anna Martens and Eric Narioo on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily. Grapes are hand harvested from 60 – 100 year old alberello (bush) vines. The vineyards range from 700 m – 1200 metres in altitude and are farmed organically. The soils are black, decomposed lava (volcanic). 

 

Wines are made with minimal intervention, natural yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no SO2.  Nerello Mascalese is the principal red grape coupled with small percentages of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante.  The white is a field blend based on Grecanico and Carricante.


 

VINES

Don Alfio

Size
1 hectare
% of your production
20%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Training system
Bush vines
Fertilizer
Manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Manual weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

Solicchiata

Size
1 hectare
% of your production
20%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante, indigenious white
Training system
Bush vines
Fertilizer
Manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Manual weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

Monte La Guardia

Size
2 hectares
% of your production
60%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Training system
Bush vines
Fertilizer
Manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Manual weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

 
 

Wines

Palmento

2014
Variety/ies
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante (Grenache), indigenous white grapes (Minella, Catarratto, Insolia).
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Solicchiata
Days of skin contact
4 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
7 months in stainless steel, 7 months in barrel and 7 months in clay amphora.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
20 ppm 

Jeudi 15

2014
Variety/ies
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante, Minella
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Monte La Guardia
Days of skin contact
7 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
None

Qvevri

2014
Variety/ies
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Don Alfio
Days of skin contact
6 months
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in clay amphora
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
None

Vino di Anna Rosso

2014
Variety/ies
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Monte La Guardia
Days of skin contact
6 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
15 Hlt used barrels for 10 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
None