The Calabretta wines hail from the DOC of Etna Rosso in northeastern Sicily. The grapes here are primarily the indigenous Nerello Mascalese, with a bit Nerello Cappuccio interplanted. Massimiliano also has a small vineyard of Pinot Noir, a grape that has been planted on Etna since the 1800's. The vineyards are planted between 300 and 900 meters on the slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano that looms in the distance for much of eastern Sicily. The soils are a combination of black volcanic ash and sand which are fine and almost silty, with lots of lava rocks and good drainage.
95% Nerello Mascalese & 5% Nerello Cappuccio
The cuvee XXI (assembled in Fall of 2021) is a mix of vintages 2020 and 2015 - mainly Nerello Mascalese though there's likely a small amount of other varietals mixed in. Sourced from a mix of young and old vines. Cala Cala means "Gulp, Gulp" says Massimiliano, meaning you should gulp this one down because it's so tasty!
- Polaner Selections