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Lavico – Duca di Salaparuta reinterprets the Etna


Constructing upon 200 years of winemaking historical past, the Duca di Salaparuta group proceed on their path of innovation based on custom with one other challenge that highlights their continued exploration of the a number of Sicilian terroirs. Following the success of Suòlo, the corporate now provides one other iconic Sicilian terroir to its portfolio: Mount Etna.

Exploring a novel terroir

Greater than Sicily itself, the Etna embodies a artistic battle of all the weather; earth, water, wind and hearth have created a novel panorama the place the harshness of nature yields grapes of nice focus, purity of flavour and chic minerality.

Eager to discover this dramatic terroir, Duca di Salaparuta discovered its Etna dwelling on the Vajasindi Property, in Castiglione di Sicilia, on the volcano’s Northern slope. Vajasindi, with its stunning cellar manufactured from lava stone, covers 21 hectares of stone-walled vineyards divided into two predominant plots, at 620 and 700 metres above sea degree. The viticultural panorama displays the opposing forces that form the Etna: excessive altitude with robust maritime breezes guaranteeing air flow and the well being of the vines; mineral-rich quick draining soils that enable the vegetation to develop deep roots. Darkness and light-weight, depth and altitude – complementary forces that form the character of a novel area.

The property’s location and side create a selected microterroir, the place the Duca di Salaparuta viticultural and winemaking groups discovered the perfect setting to provide a spread of wines embodying each the spirit of the Etna DOC and the corporate’s core ethos, which celebrates the identification of Sicily’s totally different areas and indigenous grapes, whereas exploring new strategies of productions and the potential to introduce new varieties.

Wines of character

The Vajasindi Property is now a mother or father of the Lavico wines, a purple and a white produced from Etna’s flagship grape varieties, Carricante and Nerello Mascalese. These develop on 10 hectares with soils of volcanic origin, ensuing from the disintegration of  various kinds of lava and eruptive materials resembling lapilli, ash and sand. The panorama’s highly effective contrasts are mirrored on the wines, with their elegant minerality, flavour complexity, lean texture and unimaginable size. The wines themselves convey the sense of cool depth that’s Etna’s trademark.

Alongside the 2 native varieties, Duca di Salaparuta has additionally launched into a long run challenge to discover the Pinot Noir affinity for the Etna terroir. A problem made by the famend winemaker Giacomo Tachis, the analysis has up to now resulted within the manufacturing of Duca Nero, a glowing Blanc de Noirs, and Nawàri, now one of many firm’s most iconic wines.


Lavico – the wines

Lavico Etna Bianco DOC 2021

100% Carricante, 13% alc
A wine that captures the essence of the Etna terroir and of its flagship white grape selection, Carricante, with its vibrant acidity and chic mineral profile. Intense aromas of peach, ripe citrus, mango and papaya lined by an iodine, spicy contact. Very elegant framework, with a great saline spine balanced by poised fruit and assertive acidity. Nice persistence and ageing potential.
Excellent served alongside spaghetti alle vongole (sprinkled with bottarga) or pasta alle sarde.

Lavico Etna Rosso DOC 2020

100% Nerello Mascalese, 13% alc
A characterful expression of Nerello Mascalese from the Etna’s northern slopes, echoing the darkness of the ash soils and the readability of the mountain air. The precise mesoclimate of the world yields grapes with filigreed aromas and effective tannins. Partial ageing in concrete and French oak for 12 months has added texture and complexity, mirrored on the palate’s elegant construction. Aromas of purple fruits are topped by natural notes, candy spices and a contact of balsamico. Nice size, pushed by contemporary and vibrant acidity.
An ideal companion to grilled meats and/or greens, in addition to with wealthy fish dishes. Finest loved barely chilled.


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