A wine’s finest ingredient is the honesty of the man who produces it.
From “La montagna di fuoco” by Salvo Foti
A strong and firm personality for Tenuta di Castellaro’s black wine par excellence. Warm as the fire and the sun that shaped the Aeolian Islands. The best expression of the varietals that made it come to life.
Nero Ossidiana 2008
Rosso IGT Sicilia
Vigna Castellaro, Lipari (Aeolian Islands)
Bush trained, 9.000 plants per hectare
350 m AMSL
Sandy, volcanic, deep, fertile, rich in microelements
Harvest by hand, red vinification without temperature control, long maceration on the skins and part of the whole grape clusters. Malolactic fermentation in used barrels. After eight months the wine is drawn off in a steel vat. Natural clarification through frequent racking.
8 months in the bottles
6,000 (vintage 2008)
At least 8-10 years