The production technique is inspired by the one used for the Pinot Noir Grapes of Champagne. For this wine we use a particular selection of Nerello Mascalese grapes having a large, tightly packed bunch and which are harvested before their complete maturation to get high juice yield. Our estate discovered the potential of the Nerello Mascalese grapes for the production of sparkling wine at the end of the 1980s and we were the first to produce this type of wine in the territory of Mt Etna. The notable structure of the wine derives from the characteristics of the grapes and the long maturation on the yeasts and is exalted by the mineral quality of the soils where the grapes grow. It is an ideal wine for convivial moments and goes well with entrée, light first courses and seafood.
With this wine we try to exalt the aromatic characteristics of the Nerello Mascalese, more in the freshness than in the evolution. For this reason a moderate maturation on the yeast takes place and we get a very fruity wine with a good persistence.
A longer maturation on the yeast develops a perfect balance between acidity and softness. The wine is very delicat, elegant and presents interesting notes of development. In comparison to the «Murgo Brut» it contains a higher consistence and viscosity by the longer extraction of the colloidal substances of the yeast which also improves the perlage.