Grapes: 100% Merlot
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vinification: Harvesting is done exclusively by hand in perforated boxes at the end of September. The crushed and destemmed grapes are left to ferment at an uncontrolled temperature in open vats. Spontaneous fermentation, without the addition of selected yeasts in maceration with the skins, lasts about 7/8 days. This is followed by racking with manual hydraulic press pressing
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel vats before bottling
Bottles produced: 200
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Colour: Garnet Red
Nose: Intense aroma of fresh red berries
Palate: Crisp, well-balanced with silky tannins
- Located in Randazzo, on the northern slope of mount Etna, Enotrio is a Sicilian family affair made up by father Nunzio Puglisi and his two daughters Stefany and Désirée.
With more than 30 years of experience working as agronomist and winemaker in multiple local wineries, Nunzio is one of Etna most regarded wine producers.
The Puglisi Family owns around 4 hectares in total. The area is characterized by a large diurnal range and lower humidity compared to other slopes, factors that, in an hot region like Sicily, are essential to the production of fresher and more aromatic wines.
Nunzio’s lifelong experience along with a great attachment to his “Terra” convinced him to use only organic practices to manage his vineyards.The family uses the same attention and care in the cellar, where only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation, which is rigorously spontaneous. White wines are aged in stainless steel whereas the reds mature in second or third passage Barriques / Tonneaux for 12 to 24 months depending on the wine. Nunzio’s wines are not filtered, clarified or stabilized as Nunzio is a firm believer that wine must be a true and honest expression of the typicity and uniqueness of its terroir.
The resulting wines are plump, juicy and opulent, with fine acidity, great freshness, lovely balance and excellent fruit concentration. If you have never drunk Etna wines Enotrio’s range is arguably the best place to start!