Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Vigneti Vecchio Sciare Vive Rosso sicily, italy
$38

This is 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% "they're not sure".
Carmelo Vecchio and his wife, Rosa La Guzza, did not come from afar to make wine on Etna: they are true locals, raised in the heart of the vineyards. Carmelo began working at the nearby Passopisciaro winery at a young age, and after fifteen years of hands-on experience, the time came to strike out on his own. From barely one hectare of vines up to 130 years old inherited from Rosa’s family, the couple took matters into their own hands: sustainable farming by hand, with the goal of achieving an elegant balance in the grapes; micro-vinifications in the tiny cellar beneath their home, with respect for tradition and terroir; and aging the wines in used barrels before bottling without fining or filtration.

Origin sicily, italy
Year 2017
Varietal Nerello Mascalese
Style elegant & complex