Full-bodied. On the palate are hints of licorice, clove, and dried black cherry. A moderate amount of tannins provide a lingering, elegant finish. All estate fruit from Contrada Pietramarina, minimal sulfites, no wood. Fresh, red fruit aromas of cherry and pomegranate, savory wild herbs and spices, mineral stone, igneous stone, and smoke. Fresh on the palate with medium acidity, making the tannins delicate but persistent and easy to drink.
The soil in Contrada Pietramarina is a fine mixture of sandstone and volcanic rock that has a powdery texture, quite different than most of the classic volcanic rock and pomace laden soils found on Etna. The soil is slightly damp, but when rubbed between the hands, it effortlessly dusts off like a fine powder leaving your hands dry and clean. This fine powdery soil is what gives the wines finesse and elegance.